PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4252 posts, RR: 88 Posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
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I got this off Bloomberg:
Seattle, Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. could strengthen
its competitive position yet have orders canceled if AMR Corp.'s
American Airlines acquires Trans World Airlines Inc. and certain
assets of US Airways Group Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported.
While American officials have said they intend to remain a
Boeing-only jet operator, they don't want the 100-seat 717 jets
TWA had ordered from Boeing, the newspaper said. TWA has already
received 15 of the 50 jets it ordered.
Seattle-based Boeing is making no change in its financial
guidance to investors because the carriers haven't acted on their
plans, a spokesman told the newspaper.
While rival Airbus Industrie also may lose TWA orders for
75 of its small A320 planes, Airbus officials have signaled that
they plan to defend the value of their order contracts in any
court proceedings or transactions, the newspaper said.