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AirMalta To Announce Airbus Or Boeing By 15 May  
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Airbus officials just left MLA en-route to FRA onboard Airbus Industrie A320 demonstrator F-WWIZ in TACA colours. The Boeing/Airbus war is raging on here as AirMalta is being pressured by both the manufacturers and the Government (the major shareholder) for a decision. A deadline has reportedly been now set for 15 May. It is now common knowledge that the airline has recently signed a lease agreement with ILFC for the lease of some 10-12 aircraft, no mention what type, for delivery to start in December 2003. Among the issues which will most certainly effect the decision are Malta's advanced application to join the EU and the American contract awards to the Malta Drydocks for the repair cruise liners and warships.

Another war is raging around the sale of 40% shares in the Malta International Airport (MIA). But that is a different story.

All this makes a normally dull, by comparison, local aviation scene extremely hot in anticipation.



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User currently offlineMjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

May 15th? I can't wait..
Anyway... LMML 14/32 , I heard about the sale of MIA on RTK, very interesting, does that affect you in any way?
See u in August..


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
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Yesterday Airbus flew a demonstrator to MLA, it was a TACA A320 - it returned to TLCS via FRA, pretty strange...

Konstantin



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Fly-K: The Airbus demonstrator came to MLA on FRIDAY and left SUNDAY. Heard that the pax were more than just ordinary salesmen and that the meetings were "Top Secret".
Just another 15 days to go ..........


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