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Why Airbus Never Got A "slice" On Royal Air Maroc?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Hi!

This is quite a nice "case study" on how Airbus never got a lot of business with Royal Air Maroc. Of course the order for the Airbus A321 was quite outstanding, and at the same time surprising, but looking to other North African neighbours, like Tunis Air, Air Algerie, and looking the way Morocco and France close and strong ties I'm quite surprise to see that Airbus never had the chance to compete against Boeing. Maybe any north african airlines experts here can shed some light to this interesting fact.
Regards

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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

The US embassy in Rabat always had better networking within the influencial circles in Morocco than the French...
Same goes in Algeria...



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2713 times:

As Beaucaire said , it's the only reason.After having selected the Rafale , they went F16...............

User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2699 times:

..Let's put it this way-they tip off the right people...


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 2682 times:

Hi!

Thanks a lot guys, it looks that for some reason it's working well for USA!!!
regards


User currently offlineRoyalAirMaroc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2439 times:



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 3):
..Let's put it this way-they tip off the right people...

I dis-agree with you. It just seems that AT had fleet comonality when they chose to order more 73NG's over the airbus. The rafaels were just too expensive for a country which will probably never go to war. The french offered 18 Rafaels for 2bn euros where the US offered 36 F-16's for under $2BN. The USD is also weak at the time so it was a good deal.

I think morocco chose quantity over quality.

As for the A vs B AT made a good choice by choosing the 787 instead of the A330 like AH.

I dont think simple pay-offs work with major companies although you could say so considering the recent saudi's & BAe Big grin



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2299 times:



Quoting RoyalAirMaroc (Reply 5):
The french offered 18 Rafaels

For the sake of good order, the French stuff is the Rafale (Gust), while the Rafael is an Israeli company dealing with missiles.


User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2141 times:



Quoting Breiz (Reply 6):
For the sake of good order, the French stuff is the Rafale (Gust), while the Rafael is an Israeli company dealing with missiles.

Most likely a typo  Wink



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