Sangas
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Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:09 am

A very interesting February Newsletter today from Richard Aboulafia with a succinct and amusing assessment of the dealings between Eclipse Aviation and the State of New Mexico in which he makes three very thought provoking findings:

http://www.richardaboulafia.com/shownote.asp?id=238

Perhaps this piece may help to put to rest the wrongheaded notion held by some A.netters that Aboulafia is hopelessly biased against the EU and Airbus, when he's ready to expose, question, and criticise what he considers to be similar questionable and/or inappropriate government involvement in the aerospace industry at home in America as well?
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:00 am

There is no “I” in “Team.” There are, however, two “Is” in “Single Corporate Entity.”

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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:45 pm

Quoting Sangas (Thread starter):
A very interesting February Newsletter today from Richard Aboulafia with a succinct and amusing assessment of the dealings between Eclipse Aviation and the State of New Mexico in which he makes three very thought provoking findings:

1. What does Bombardier have to do with Boeing? Eclipse is a business jet that competes with Bombardier, made in Wichita. He isn't refering to Boeing.

2. What does a spaceport have to do with Boeing?

3. Again, no Boeing reference.

I'm sorry, maybe I missed something.
 
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:47 pm

Ya Know..I gotta talk to him in the Morning....Thanks!
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Sangas
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:31 pm

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 2):

My impression is that Aboulafia was making more generalised value judgements about inappropriate or unwise government involvement in the areospace industry using the "Eclipse Case" as a fulcrum for his argument, rather than trying to make a specific comparison of Airbus to Boeing in this regard, as they are only obliquely referred to. I think his overall point is that none of parties concerned has clean hands when it comes to this stuff.
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:52 pm

I have always felt that Mr. Aboulafia is an "equal opportunity basher", he call the shots as he sees them. This commentary, funny as it is, is testimony to that. For my money, he's simply one of the best analysts out there.
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:57 pm

Richard aims his arows a few thousand miles aways. It would be intersteresting if his does some research & cocky statements looking out of the window..

However you have opinions, blogs and .. mortages.
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RE: Aboulafia: Illegal Launch Aid American Style

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 5):
I have always felt that Mr. Aboulafia is an "equal opportunity basher", he call the shots as he sees them. This commentary, funny as it is, is testimony to that. For my money, he's simply one of the best analysts out there.

 checkmark  Although he can be a bit doctrinaire philosophically, and perhaps his writing style is a little too flippant for some tastes, Aboulafia's work is generally well reasoned as well as researched, and he certainly isn't afraid to gore sacred cows wherever he finds them, which is really what I like most about him. Actually, I think it gives him a lot of credibility. I think a lot of his critics on A.net are dismissive of him based on a few quotes from him they read in news articles, rather than true familiarity with the body of his work. I may not agree with all his assessments, but I'm always interested to read his views on a given topic.
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