AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Tue Mar 25 2003 02:44:36 UTC (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
Airbus has nothing to do with French policy towards the war in Iraq. So why even ask?
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted
Tue Mar 25 2003 02:45:32 UTC (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
and German and Italian and Spanish interests...
There are a lot of parts made in the good ol USA on the Airbus too.
I don't think airlines are going to think about political situations, they will instead consider who gives them the best deal.
I don't see NW and USAir selling off their Airbuses and going for 737NGs
InitRef From India, joined Nov 2000, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Tue Mar 25 2003 03:02:51 UTC (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
So should Southwest not buy anymore B737s because CFM engines are partly made by the French?
Boeing's are not 100% American, and Airbus are not 100% French/German/British either.
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Tue Mar 25 2003 06:25:01 UTC (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1153 times:
I think Airbus will get a huge order to rebuild Iraqi Airways.
Magyar From Hungary, joined Feb 2000, 599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Tue Mar 25 2003 06:52:18 UTC (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
I think sanctions against Airbus would be the economical equivalent of
using nuclear bombs. Then all hell goes lose in the transatlantic
trade relations. I think Boeing would do everything to avoid such
a move (after all they have high steaks in Europe). Even hard core
repubilicans should understand this.