Here it is in English,
Boeing decided to suspend the construction of its new airplane Sonic Cruiser, announced in the last year as the appositive one of the biggest world-wide manufacturer of airplanes in the counterattack to the super-Jumbo of the Airbus, the A380, that will be the biggest commercial airplane of the world, from 2006, with about 550 places. The confirmation of this measure was made in Madrid for the vice-president of International Relations of the North American aeronautical constructor and director-generality of the Boeing/Espanha, Peter Arguelles, who clarified that the company is to reevaluate the chance of launching of the new airplane, what will be able to afectar, not only its date of entrance to the service, foreseen for 2008, as also its drawing and conception. Boeing decided in the last year to abandon its projecto 747X, that it would competeria with the A380 of the Airbus, to bet in the Sonic Cruiser, an airplane subs??nico, capable to fly the 0,95 mach, and that already it deserved the aerial interest of some company that operates in the long run. Peter Arguelles said that Boeing is to analyze projecto with much detail, in linking with diverse airlines, after what correcta concerning the characteristics of the new device and the date could be taken a resolution more where will be launched. It advanced that concerning the characteristics, Boeing will have to find a situation of commitment between current Boeing 767, with 250 passengers, and an airplane of two pisos. Qunato to the aspects technician of the new device admitted that the market can ask for a more economic airplane less fast e in its exploration, quieter and less aggressive to the environment.
It might be true, But?
First, why would this come in a press release made in Spain to only be covered by a Portuguese paper? Why are the Seattle and Chicago papers quiet?
Second, There are to way too many details in this press release, It talks about Cost , tech, noise, and environmental issues. Most aircraft makers don't tell you why they dropped a program. They just say something, "Market demand did not show a need at this time"
Third, I have read hundreds of Boeing press releases and never read the words "Airbus" "A380" or any other Airbus product. Boeing always uses words like "similar products" "competing aircraft", never company names. They did not do with MDD and they don't do it with Airbus. Airbus for the most part does the same thing.