ElroyJetson wrote:Erebus wrote:ElroyJetson wrote:My guess is Airbus puts bragging rights above profit and does what is necessary to get the order.
So you've already determined that if Airbus wins, they're selling it at a loss?
No, I am not necessarily making that assumption. What i am saying is I believe the prestige of winning Project Sunrise means more to Airbus than Boeing, hence Airbus will not be as concerned regarding the bottom line.
I readily stipulate my statement is pure speculation. The 778 is the obvious choice in my mind, but I think it is a given Airbus wants the bragging rights. I guess we'll all know soon enough.
Means more to Airbus that Boeing?
Is the 35K a ULH thoroughbred? No.
Is the 778? Yes.
This loss means more to Boeing because if this bespoke plane can't do what it's designed to do then the 778 program will have suffered a significant failure. The 35K will go on fine without this sale.
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