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Who Got The EasyJet Order?`  
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I haven't heard any news since they mentioned acquiring Go and DBA.
Any ideas?

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User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Im not sure. In ways I hope it is Boeing, because I dont like the idea of more computers in the cockpit. But then I hate the 737-300/400. But I still hope its Boeing. I also dont like joysticks in aircraft, it should be a control column.

User currently offlineEugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

I hope it is Boeing - it is not so much that I think Airbus do not make good planes but it is a clash of ideology - Free market verus government intervention etc - but I am sure that what ever deal Easy Jet makes it will be the right decision for itself.

I am told that the planes are pretty similar in performance and economy but airbus has more cargo capacity and bit more space in in the cabin! Boeings are more rugged and have useful advantages like airstairs built in and it requires less equipment to load baggage. And of course its pilots are more familiar with Boeings.

But it will come down to price and finance terms in the end. All the advantages one particular plane can be more then offset by better pricing/finance and retraining package!

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

you say:
I hope it is Boeing

ok, hope whatever you want to hope, as long as you don't start one of those a vs. b clashes.

- it is not so much that I think Airbus do not make good planes but it is a clash of ideology - Free market verus government intervention etc

I assume boeing is free market and Airbus is intervention..if i got that one wrong, please accept my heartfelt apologies for each and every word I'm going to say now:
that is the most ridiculous thing I've read in years. Unfortunately you're not the first one to claim such bull..it, and even more unfortunately not the last one. Please accept the fact that aviation including the manufacturing of aircraft is NOT free market, neither in Europe nor in the USA (may I just remind you of the US government subsidies payed to nearly-bankrupt carriers after 11/9). If you wish to discuss this, please open up a thread and I'll be glad to give you examples, numbers and links...if not, just don't post things like that.

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Might I remind you that all but one application for loan guarantees have been turned down by the government? As time wears on, and traffic continues to pick up, the rationale for each application becomes weaker and weaker, and the government less likely to grant the loan guarantees. They have been very strict as to separating out 9/11 factors versus trouble carriers were in prior to the attacks. So, please, follow your own advice before posting.

Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8736 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Bravo Andreas..

Ever wonder how much Mr Bush spends on boeing military and space equipment every year?

Ever wonder why countries whose airlines really cant afford new 777's do so?

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Just to prevent future Airbus vs Boeing wars I hope easyJet split the order 50-50 between both manufacturers (or 25-25-25-25 between Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer so that our Canadian and Brazilean friends are also happy)

User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

LJ: The problem with that is that EADS own 80% of Airbus and a huge chunk of Embraer so in effect Airbus and Embraer are the same.

Eugdog: How many list-price 767's have the military recently ordered from Boeing even though the military doesn't want them? I think it was over 100.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13606 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

If there had not been the 'interventionist' creation of Airbus, Boeing would now be the only big airliner maker today.
Not good for innovation, prices and choice.
That's the thing about dogma, too narrowly focussed and often short-term.
Boeing's domination of Europe's low cost market up to now has mostly been due to the widespread availability of older surplus 737's to the fledgling LCC's.
Though the 737 does have some good attributes for the LCC's.
It will certainly be interesting if Easy have gone for Airbus, good for UK Ltd. too, though I suspect R/R won't get a piece of this action, with all those CFM 737's in the LCC fleets.
As for the innovations like side-sticks, well once I'm sure there were some leery about the jet engine.

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