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Boeing Sees Govt Ties Aiding Singapor Fighter Sale  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Boeing : "That (political) relationship is quite critical for how Singapore works with the U.S. government," Parasida said at Malaysia's Langkawi air show. "In reality most of these sales are not really Boeing's, but government-to-government sales."


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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

" "In reality most of these sales are not really Boeing's, but government-to-government sales.""

Honestly, the RIAA deal against online music sharing first came to mind while reading that. Is it quite possible that Boeing wants a share of the sales made in between former customers? Boeing sold the product, they are not leasing it, I don't think they have a say on whom they are sold to after that. Almost sound like a royality issue...since I don't know much about the political environment, my initial guess is that this is all very fishy.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Lehpon, the way these sales work is that the foreign government contacts the US government about the sale, the government then approves the sale, and orders the aircraft from the contractor.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

correct. So Boeing sells the aircraft to the US government who works as an intermediate for the Singapore government.

It's not as if Boeing is getting money on second hand aircraft sales (they might, in upgrades, maintenance etc. of course but nothing else).

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