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Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 am

https://www.ettoday.net/news/20190920/1539617.htm https://udn.com/news/story/6656/4058618
According to Taiwanese news, initially Kiribati was requesting Taiwan to give them a 737 as part of the deal to maintain the bilateral relationship, to which Taiwan tried to make an alternative offer by providing loans for aircraft purchase instead but that was rejected by Kiribati government, and the report claim Chinese government offered to gave them an aircraft and some ferries, and that have resulted in Kiribati breaking their diplomatic tie with Taiwan for Beijing. According to rumor the aircraft that China is goint to give Kiribati is going to be a C919.
When no other countries around the world is going to militarily stop China and its subordinate fom abusing its citizens within its national boundary, it is unreasonable to expect those abuse can be countered with purely peaceful means.
 
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Re: Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:11 am

Not a very smart move on behalf of Taiwan especially when they have China breathing down their neck throwing money at countries that sever ties with Taiwan.

How has the C919 performed so far? Wasn't there some Congolese airline that was supposed to get them?
 
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Re: Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:21 am

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Re: Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:24 am

Blerg wrote:
Not a very smart move on behalf of Taiwan especially when they have China breathing down their neck throwing money at countries that sever ties with Taiwan.


Taiwan will not win a bribing contest with China. They had to cut the cord.

The question is if it a masterstroke or a disaster by China. Maintaining and flying a new type of aircraft in a remote island will be a challenge. If they manage it will be a huge boost, however, fail and it may deter many Pacific islands and African countries.
 
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Re: Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:26 am

Blerg wrote:
Not a very smart move on behalf of Taiwan especially when they have China breathing down their neck throwing money at countries that sever ties with Taiwan.

How has the C919 performed so far? Wasn't there some Congolese airline that was supposed to get them?

C919 is still in the process of flight testing and haven't deliver to anyone yet, last time I checked
When no other countries around the world is going to militarily stop China and its subordinate fom abusing its citizens within its national boundary, it is unreasonable to expect those abuse can be countered with purely peaceful means.
 
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Re: Rumor: Kiribati to get a C919?

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:34 am

I wonder what will they use this aircraft for? Air Kiribati has 2 Embraer E2 on order (the first of which will be delivered in December). Maybe they intend to use the C919 as presidential transport?

https://australianaviation.com.au/2018/ ... -e2-order/
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