Well well , you are not naive , you are very logical
As soon as these AF
franchise partners are private airlines , effectively it is logical to think politics have nothing to do with their own decisions
BUT this is only on the paper.
Do not forget if these AF
franchise partners , namely Britair , Regional are in good health , this is only due because AF
makes them survive.If they were not affiliated with AF
, surely they would have been down.The CEO of both these airlines understood that long time ago , and begann to be AF
franchise partner .At their beginning both these airlines flew with their own flight numbers and were totally independant.
Also do not forget that in France , all airlines being not affiliated with AF
, one day or another go bankrupt.
So we can think even if these airlines are private , and despite what AF
declare , certainly the big carrier have some kind of influence on them.
Surely we can think , if these AF
franchise partners do not do like AF
want , this last one will turn its mind to another airline.
is tied with the French government , surely this last one can have some kind of pressure on the French carrier , then this one can have nfluence on the AF
And as the French government would like to see Dassault wins in Brasil , it is easy for you to conclude for the choice of the AF
Do not forget that Poland has chosen the F16 for their Air Force , only for political decision and for American compensations which are far to be reached as in Chile when this country opted for the F16 too , and that it should be the last market for the Mirage2000 to win one selection.
Do not know for the Bae/Gripen , how the Swedish and Britain governments react.
Surely it's exactly the same thing with the SU27/EMB170/190 deal with Russia/Brasil.
I buy one of your product , so you have to buy one of mine..........
Remember the A380/shrimps deal with Thailand/Europe.
Hope to have made some light for you.