DarkSnowyNight wrote:sandyb123 wrote:smartplane wrote:
I am super skeptical of the IAG order. Is it firm or a MOU? If it is then it is worth the paper it’s written on. Just PR spin to try to build confidence in the Max / Boeing.
It's an MOU. And apart from only Seven other units, represents the entirety of 2019's sales. It's also obviously conditional on BCA's being able to rectify the current issues plaguing the aircraft's safety.
So, yeah, I'd say it's pretty obvious (no matter how loathe A.net is to admit it) that this aircraft's sales potential is, barring some Deus Ex Machina, mortally wounded. At the very least, yes, worse off than the DC-10.
For reference, Airbus has sold 60 A32X & 109 A32X NEO over the same time period. And did so without having to resort to conditional and unusually steeply discounted MOUs. So, there's that. . .
Unusually steeply discounted MOUs???
I must have missed the link to that one.
Please provide the link. I'd like to read the terms.