TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
The parent company to AvCraft, which has offices in Tyler Texas and Akron OH, are interested in the 328 program and Airbus subcomponents. They had the highest bid as of Friday 8:00pm but those pesky Russians stepped up at 11:59pm and made a counter-proposal. As it stands the Russians have the highest bid for the whole company, no matter what the media is telling you.
TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
Only the Russians have showed interest and capitial to purchase the whole company. AvCraft's Parent Company is only interested in 329/Airbus components. It is very early here and for the life of me I can't remember AvCraft's Parent company. I am sure there is someone in the industry who can do a search.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
Word is that there will be a decision on Friday. IAPO says taht they want to pay 250 mio US$ of the required 750 Mio US$ with the rest covered by bank and state loans. Currently the are in preliminary negotiations with 10 airline customers and GECAS. They want to have 70 conditional orders within 6 months.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 959 times:
Greg, IAPO is basically what is called "Basic Elements". We are currently only talking about the 728 here, the 328 will go to AvCraft in this solution. What I´ve heard there are perliminary talks with at least ten airline customers, prime customer is Lufthansa and associated carriers (read it the way you want, I won´t go into detail here). GECAS has indicated renewed interest into the 728.
Basic Elements/IAPO has said that they need around 100 orders and expect to get around 70 commitments in the first six months - well they expect it. I´ve heard different figures, depending on who is signing the first order (assuming that now everything goes as planned).
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 933 times:
I just don´t know it at the moment, I assume that most will stay with the original manufacturers and only some smaller parts will be transferred to russian companies. All will depend on the price IMO. Safe bet to stay with the current manufacturer:
Anyone interested in guessing who this airline customers could be? My counting makes up 6, but I´m still missing the other 4.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 883 times:
Much will depend on how much technology transfer will happen -> no transfer no russian parts. Alessandro, FD produces for most Airbus Types the tailcone. On my list I´ve
* Air Canada
* Air Dolomiti
Others I would assume:
* British Airways
* Air France