r2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
To me it is virtually a dead order. We have seen many previous old agreements being firmed up, support contracts signed, etc, but have heard nothing about the Malev order for 2 years. IMO it was a "political" order from the previous MA management and I doubt that it will be fulfilled. I'd hope to be proven wrong, however.
RubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2539 times:
Those SSJs are never going to happen. The order - which was never firmed up - is effectively dead, Malev can't afford to buy new aircraft and it's still waiting to see whether the European Commission is going to order a repayment of public funds to the Hungarian government. The potential sum is huge, which means Malev's entire future is in question. Never mind the SSJ pipe dream, the real issue is whether there'll even be an airline.