Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3087 times:
National Air services of Saoudi Arabia will sign a deal in the next few weeks for 19 aircraft in the 160 to 180 seat category. NAS is reportedly to be talking to both Boeing and Airbus. With these aircraft NAS will start up a low-cost airline in Saoudi Arabia.
NAS has ordered a fleet of A318 'Elite' aircraft and operates A320 'Prestige' aircraft, recently it also took delivery of the world's longest VIP aircraft in the form of a A340-600. Now, which way will the above order swing???
Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5): If they bought Airbus, would the USA stop buying oil from them? Would we stop demanding they crack down on terrorists but not do much about putting teeth behind those demands?
There is much more to Saudi - US relations than that. But that is for non-aviation forum discussion.