BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
sas a340. I note that they still think they will continue with development of the A380. If LH pull their orders etc, will they still feel the same way?
I've scoured all the usual sources for info, but the BBC is still the only one running the story.
Found any other info sources?
Voodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2053 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Yes, I would also interpret this as meaning they will no longer implement a ramp up of production. Previously it had been felt that they were starting to lose some narrow body orders because there was too long a wait for new aircraft. This may no longer be a problem!
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
LH has just decided to postpone their decision. Delaying an order for 6 month or 1 year on an aircraft still in development is not a big issue.
And after the schock, people will fly again, as they did after the Gulf war (mid 90s were the most profitable years for the airlines... )
This morning, I heard an EADS spokeman on a French radio. His comments were the following:
1) Some deliveries will be postponed . Some will be cancelled. It will reduce the pressure in the production lines, and Airbus will not have to expand facilities or hire more staff to cope with demand. As a result , you do not invest money and increase the costs.
2) With its current size, Airbus is flexible.
3) EADS does not produce only Airbus. EADS stands for European Aeronautic Defense and Space company. They produce missiles, fighters , electronic defense equipment.
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