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Article: Is Airbus' John Leahy On The Hot Seat?  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

According to the following article, Airbus' chief salesman, the famous John Leahy, may face the music regarding the recent A380 controversy:

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/126638.asp

I have the same personal feelings regarding Leahy as I do regarding Forgeard.

[Edited 2006-06-27 19:43:01]

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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

All the article mentions is that he is "in the spotlight". Doesn't say his job is on the line. However, I suspect that when he visits QF, EK, or SQ the next time, the B.S. detectors of those airlines will be finely calibrated!  Wink


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Well, spotlights can be pretty hot.  Wink This is the first mention I've read about Leahy in connection with his A380 representations. I hope that they focus on precisely what this gentleman has done, if any, to contribute to this mess.

If Leahy receives an e-mail that asks him to report to the Board regarding his efforts and why there is an allegation he might have "oversold" the A380, particularly in light of finalization issues, I would imagine that he would feel a little something in the pit of his stomach.

Admittedly, I do have a vivid imagination.  Wink


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5733 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Ok so John Leahy, in his zeal to seal the deal (Catchy, isn't it?) promised customers customized electrical layout after the aircraft was made firm. Sounds like another head for the chopping block.

It's good thing that Boeing is limiting customer customizations on the 787 or else they would be over budget and behind schedule too. Bad move on the part of John Leahy! If true!



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User currently offlineSaturn5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

He always was pushing for a deal at any cost - now they are paying a price.

User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

More then any other person John Leahy made Airbus what it is today. He was the person with the vision to win the market from Boeing, and went out and made the sales.

Airbus get's rid of Leahy at their own risk.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5733 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 5):
More then any other person John Leahy made Airbus what it is today. He was the person with the vision to win the market from Boeing, and went out and made the sales.

Airbus get's rid of Leahy at their own risk.

Quite true but if he overstepped his bounds which can help contribute to $2.5bn in losses then they might go ahead and do it. Besides what can be more appealing to the French than to blame an American for the problems and then give him the heave ho. It'll certainly go over well with the French polis as well as the public.



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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 6):

Quite true but if he overstepped his bounds which can help contribute to $2.5bn in losses then they might go ahead and do it. Besides what can be more appealing to the French than to blame an American for the problems and then give him the heave ho. It'll certainly go over well with the French polis as well as the public.

Also, he probably doesn't have a political patron, and thus his position is vulnerable.



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

I thought John Leahy was Australian? Is he an American? Not that it matters. There are plenty of Americans, as well as people of any other nationality, in positions such as his within the company who deserve scrutiny when such things as what occurred to Airbus come to light. Speaking generally and in my humble opinion, of course.

User currently offlineSaturn5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 8):
Is he an American?

No, he is not.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12345 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Quoting Saturn5 (Reply 9):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 8):
Is he an American?

No, he is not.

Yes, he is.

Ref: http://www.airbus.com/en/corporate/people/Leahy_bio.html

Quote:
He was born in New York in August 1950 and is married with three children.



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