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georgiabill
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Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:43 pm

Recently New Hampshire's biggest news paper indicated that the Pease Tradeport and state officials were meeting with Airbus about locating their North American facility in New Hampshire. Is there any chance that New Hampshire could be selected for the facility?
 
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:26 am

There are like 60 airports being considered in 34 states. Florida has 3 airports as "finalists": PFN, MLB, and VQQ. The major factors for receiving the contract are proximity to a water port, proximity to major roadways, runway length, land and/or hangar facilities.

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jdaniel001
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:30 am

What type of new facility is this? They have a distribution center in Ashburn, VA, a training facility in Miami, and their North American headquarters are in Reston, VA.
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:52 am

Airbus also has a engineering design center in Wichita KS.
 
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:00 pm

Airbus is scouting around for a modification center to convert A330's to Tankers.
 
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:06 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 4):
Airbus is scouting around for a modification center to convert A330's to Tankers.

Really? To compete against Boeing non the less. I can't imagine the US Military buying Airbus tankers. I mean they already have the 767's on order. So why the U.S.?
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:12 pm

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 5):
To compete against Boeing non the less

No need for the spaces.... it's nonetheless (one word)  Wink

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 5):
I mean they already have the 767's on order. So why the U.S.?

The USAF? They sure as heck don't !
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jdaniel001
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:16 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):
The USAF? They sure as heck don't !

I thought they did - to replace the KC-135's. Oh well won't be the first time I've been wrong.

And the spaces - ooops.
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:40 pm

Airbus is poised to re-enter into the competition for the Tanker since the scandal between Boeing, the USAF and the Pentagon. You all know the Darleen Druyun (sp?) and Michael Sears thing.

The Pentagon has stated that they want to reopen the Tanker bid and Airbus wants to play again.

In my opinion, any US politician would be committing political suicide if they sided with Airbus, especially with France/Germany not supporting the Iraq War, the massive trade dispute between Boeing and Airbus with subsidies, and the fact that large amounts of US money would go to France/Germany and not within the US.

The main reason for the replacement tankers is the rising maintenance cost of the KC-135's and the higher utilization of tankers during the Middle East conflicts.

Currently, there are three 767T's being built...one for Japan and two for Italy. The folks here in Wichita are trying to prepare the first 767T for Paris this year.
 
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:42 pm

So has Airbus cut the list down from 60 yet?
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:36 am

Well since they already have offices in MIA I would not be surprised with a Florida airport. Also good weather in Florida and it is on the atlantic side so not as hard to ship by sea.
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RE: Airbus North American Facility,where?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:15 am

I would think that PSM meets all of the requirements. It has an 11,000 foot runway and quite a bit of room. It is right next to I-95 and has an exit that leads right into the airport. And Portsmouth where PSM is located is a seaport.

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