lmml 14/32
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AirMalta To Announce Airbus Or Boeing By 15 May

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:48 pm

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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RE: AirMalta To Announce Airbus Or Boeing By 15 May

Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:28 pm

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..
 
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RE: AirMalta To Announce Airbus Or Boeing By 15 May

Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:21 pm

Yesterday Airbus flew a demonstrator to MLA, it was a TACA A320 - it returned to TLCS via FRA, pretty strange...

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lmml 14/32
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RE: AirMalta To Announce Airbus Or Boeing By 15 May

Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:55 am

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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