Sabenapilot, Windshear has a valid point about your posts. Now, Solnabo is being far more diplomatic, despite his bent (thanks, Michael). And it's a little early to gloat, there could be some surprises, despite predictions.
"So we are going to see an all AIRBUS show then? NICE"
Nice that Airbus, unlike Boeing, sets aside orders specifically to announce at the show.
"Boeing, on the other hand, may announce an order for about a half dozen 777s. And that's about it."
As WhiteHatter said, don't count out a VS
777 order just yet, despite reports. Branson said this spring that it was a distinct possibility VS
might order both.
"Seems A. is also going to finish off yet another member of the B. product line at Farnborough..."
Hardly, Cebu really needed a larger airplane, even Boeing admitted that.
"Exit B717 so it seems..."
A premature assessment, there are other prospects, possibly even Northwest.
"And just like a frustrated sour looser is supposed to do in that case..."
Just before the Farnborough show, B.s CEO Stonecipher told the industry publication Flight International that Boeing might take unspecified action regarding Airbus subsidies.
"Oh boy, is B. again going to waste time, money and energy over this pointless discussion? As if they have any chance for success...."
Though Airbus says it complies with the 1992 accord, Boeing's point is that the accord, itself, is outdated, meant for when Airbus had a small marketshare. That is how the 33% refundable loan arrangement was justified to the US. Now that Airbus is dominant, Stonecipher says it no longer makes sense and he's willing to open Boeing's books to discuss military underwriting of BCA if EADS is willing to do the same, along with Washington state tax breaks and undoubtedly Japanese government funding to 7E7 subcontractors, there. I think BOTH makers will have to open their books and a new EU/US agreement on this issue will have to be negotiated. If the US government backs up Boeing with the WTO, there's indeed a chance to get this done; if not, a trade war may erupt, which really doesn't help anybody. If nothing is renegotiated, the US government may well begin giving BCA the same 33% refundable loan arrangement insomuch as EADS growing military business is underwriting Airbus in much the same way as Boeing military helps BCA. Perhaps you have a specific reason why Airbus should continue to receive startup launch aid when it is now the industry Goliath to Boeing's David; love to hear it.