Boeing has made a couple of serious, very public gaffes this year. The "we'll have 200 7E7 sales in 2004" and "Air Asia is a must-win battle". Add on the firing of the top sales exec, and you get the impression that there are some serious issues behind the scenes.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
In many discussions in these forums people argue that Airbus is selling it's planes at or below cost.
And no-one on these boards has ever been able to justify those claims with anything remotely looking like proof. Meanwhile, Airbus is on its way to making a net profit of more than $1 billion this year (looking at the EADS report for the first 9 months). So... who would you rather believe?
AirAsia just confirmed.
Thursday December 16, 6:57 PM
Malaysia AirAsia Confirms To Buy 40 Airbus A320 Planes-2-
KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd. (5099.KU) Thursday confirmed it is buying 40 Airbus A320 planes with an option for another 40 planes.
"The contract is worth approximately US$2.5 billion for the 40 firm orders," AirAsia - Southeast Asia's first listed low-cost carrier - said in a statement to the stock exchange.