Hey, thanks for sharing your intellectual capacity. And yes, of course, what you brilliantly put in my mouth is exactly what I wanted to say but couldn’t express.
Thanks much for your contribution, Pelly.
You are welcome sir.
Going back to the topic.
Now if we go by the assumption of some here that QR is posturing and that there are no quality issues.
1. Assuming QR doesn’t want the aircraft so soon. Having had the 3 years of airspace closures and losing key markets, followed by a pandemic. Wouldn’t it be AAB’s responsibility towards his board to look at every available means to renegotiate and restructure CAPEX that was planned before these events? Shouldn’t he use all available contractual avenues? The pandemic has caused a lot of contracts and agreements to be re-negotiated in this industry. If it is much more of a buyers market now and pricing is improving, shouldn’t he look at how to take advantage of that? Airbus and Boeing themselves are always looking for the best deals from their suppliers.
2. Assuming there are no real quality issues, wouldn’t this issue just resolve through the normal contractual process as Smartplane said? Both Airbus and QR are protected by the contract, is it really news worthy at this stage?
3. Assuming that the issue is none of the above but the ‘whining’ and being “annoying as a hungry suckling in the middle of the night” and people being tired of AAB’s ‘antics’ then maybe people shouldn’t post articles about it on A.net, and shouldn’t bother themselves with opening the thread and responding to it. It is quite easy to skip over annoying topics. This latest comment from AAB was a response to a question from a Bloomberg journalist asking if QR will accept deliveries from Airbus and Boeing this year, its at around the 3 minute mark of an 8 minute interview and lasts for about 30 seconds which in turn generated the Bloomberg and Reuters articles. It is not as if he called a press conference to whine to the press about stopping deliveries and then issued press releases blaming Airbus.
4. Assuming Airbus and Boeing are tired of AAB, he has been CEO for almost 30 years and a known quantity to them, why do they still do business with him? The last Boeing order was in 2018 so it was after all the 787/A350 issues.
I think the press make way more of an issue about this than it really is and in reality deliveries of wide bodies are way below where they should be across the board mainly due to the pandemic.