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Hint: BD To Survive For Another Five Years?  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Now I don't claim that this is a very strong sign that LH is going to keep BD afloat for a very long time, but LH Technik has just announced a five-year engine maintenance contract with BD.
http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/app...?action=initial/requestednode=home

What do you think, is this a hint that BD won't go under that soon?


A342


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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:



Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
Now I don't claim that this is a very strong sign that LH is going to keep BD afloat for a very long time, but LH Technik has just announced a five-year engine maintenance contract with BD.
http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/app...?action=initial/requestednode=home

What do you think, is this a hint that BD won't go under that soon?

I think it's a hint that whoever owns BD- whether LH, BA, or a new buyer, will have a 5-year contract with LH-Technik to deal with! hehe. And if BD goes under, well LH Technik will simply stop maitaining their planes! haha

AA1818



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User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2240 times:

As a member of the LH group they will get a preferential rate. bmi "awarded" LH.Tech the job.
I would imagine that a great pool of requirements bmi has in a few fields, not least fuel buying, will be funnelled through LH as a collective to negotiate and control costs that would be higher as a solo/individual customer.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4401 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2206 times:

Why should there be a doubt if BD survives? And why is there a doubt that BD in 5 years will be very different to the current BD.

Interesting is that this contract is for the the V2500 and A320 series. If it were about the CFM on bmi baby, this would be a bigger sensation.

Of couse, if BA would go and buy BD from LH, this detail could be discussed in the bigger context I'm sure... But I don't see this to happen after the BA-IB merger made BA land on the continent.


User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2129 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Reply 2):
As a member of the LH group they will get a preferential rate. bmi "awarded" LH.Tech the job.

So you KNOW that or you just imagine that as a member of LH group, LHT will give preferential pricing?
How you know that BMI "awarded" the job to LHT?

 Confused


User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting NicoEDDF (Reply 4):
So you KNOW that

Well no I don't for certain, but it would be a matter of business logic to include a wholly owned "division" (if you will) into the collective purchasing power in so doing lower costs - and with BMI at this important time in its make/break restructure I would lay money on betting that major costs such as fuel, engine maintenance would be a part of that.
As to "awarding" there is nothing particular in that article that says this is not complimentary to jobs already awarded (see article)
Other ideas welcome.

(I am trying to edit my grammar in here, and cant get past these < / # etc

[Edited 2009-12-18 02:03:44]

User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1954 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Reply 5):
Well no I don't for certain, but it would be a matter of business logic to include a wholly owned "division" (if you will) into the collective purchasing power in so doing lower costs - and with BMI at this important time in its make/break restructure I would lay money on betting that major costs such as fuel, engine maintenance would be a part of that.

No preferential pricing here.  Smile
The policy is not to subsidize airlines and the airlines are free to chose their best overall offer, even if that means to go to a different service provider than LHT.


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