Interesting comments from WW here.
Talks about airbus exploiting their current market strength.
Talks about a long list of airlines that wanted to cancel contracts with airbus but Airbus did not allow them
Wants to see a strong Boeing and strong airbus
First of all, thanks for the link. As with so many statements from Corporate leaders you need to read as much between the lines as what is said.
Willie Walsh seems to be indicating Airbus has been playing hard ball with its customers during the pandemic. My impression is Airbus is not engendering warm fuzzy feelings among much of its customer base. This can often bite you in the ass down the road. We shall see.
I agree with Revelation. I think this is a fight between QR and Airbus that other airlines are watching very, very, closely. For QR to sue Airbus is a drastic step. For Airbus to cancel a valid contract for 50 aircraft is also a drastic step imho.
I make no predictions as to the Court case. To me there are too many unknown variables. However, I do predict the ramifications of this dispute once settled will be far reaching for for many years to come for both Airbus and the entire aviation industry. We are entering unprecedented territory.