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Boeing loses 737 MAX order to Airbus

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Everett 757, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Saudi Arabian budget carrier Flyadeal reversed a commitment to buy as many as 50 Boeing Co. 737 Max jets, becoming the first airline to officially drop the plane since its grounding following two deadly crashes.

    Flyadeal will operate an entirely Airbus SE fleet, the company said Sunday in a statement, buying as many as 50 A320neo-family planes from Boeing’s European rival.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ier-flyadeal-to-operate-all-airbus-a320-fleet
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    :( This was bound to happen eventually. I wonder how many other carriers will do this?
     
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    Well Boeing finally caught up with the Automotive Industry of the 70's, 80's and 90's. The Ford Taurus was the best selling car in America up until 1997 when small QC issues put the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord on top. Even with better QC today there is a conception that Japanese cars are better made than American cars even though the most popular Japanese models are built at U.S. plants by American labor. Congrats Boeing, you did the same thing the Auto industry tried 20 or 30 years ago to save money. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Well said Kevin. My thoughts exactly.
     

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