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Tom Allensworth

Easyjet goes for Airbus

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Easyjet, one of the uk's biggest low cost airlines has just announced an order for 100 Airbus A320's with options on 100 more. This will be a major blow for Boeing who have supplied all Easyjets aircraft to date namely 733 and 738s

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Great I'm a bus fan to my feet. And just finished my ATPL I really hope to fly the Bus in the near future..Henrik

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Do you know when they take their first aircraft, and what type will it be?Regards,

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I wonder how long the 737s will remain. I guess only as long as it takes to replace them, as Easyjet has always held that operating a single type is their main strength as it reduces operating cost and increases availability (every pilot and technician is checked out on the entire fleet...).

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If anyone thinks it is about which plane is better - you are mistaken. It is all about which one will cost me less to acquire. Airbus promised to sell their planes for $800,000 less per aircraft than Boeing and to compensate the airline for the additional cost incurred because of the mixed fleet. Who is paying for all this - European taxpayer.Michael J.

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You hit the nail on the head with that comment. It is all about the bottom line and nothing else. Airbus siad they will not lay-off people even though it may be costing them big time, so they have to sell planes cheap to get rid of the surplus they are now building.

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As some of you may know by know I live within a hours drive of the 3 major Boeing facilitys in the Seattle are so this for Boeing and the Northwest USA is not good new's.Last week Boeing anounced that they were going to a reduce their 8 plane a month delivery schedule down to 4 at the Renton(737-757 product fac) partialy because of Sept 11 but more so because of their customers financial problems.This brings back the memorys of billboards in the Seattle are in the early 70's......WOULD THE LAST PERSON LEAVING SEATTLE!!!!! pLEASE TURN THE LIGHT'S OUT. I can see this happing again as the E.U. is trying to suck the lifebread out of the US economy...so much for fair trade when goverments subsidise orders in the tune of 800K to inspire a US carrier to purchase to buy their product. I guess becuse the US is funding the WAR ON TERORISM THE EU WILL SUBSIDISE THE WARON TRADE.To much more of this and Uhaul in Seattle will be taking reservation...but HEY!!!!! Boeing has been looking for a out in Seattle for a long time....just maybe they will get their opportunity.http://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/Us...9d503cc53ab.jpg

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>>>>I wonder how long the 737s will remain<<<<<<http://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/Us...9d503cc53ab.jpg

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Uh-oh - it's getting ugly in here...Please keep your eyes on this thread, moderators...

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Let us keep the focus on flight simming here.....and on MS FS in specific.Furthermore I would even frown on your comments in the Hangar Forum (as a European that likes the US as a country and has many friends there). I don't think it is wise to make such general statements about such a complicated issue.... wright or wrong ;-) :-outta Francois :-wave________________________Francois A. "Navman" DumasAssociate Editor &Forums AdministratorAVSIM Online!email: fdumas@avsim.com________________________

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"I guess becuse the US is funding the WAR ON TERORISM THE EU WILL SUBSIDISE THE WARON TRADE."Whoaa there.... Old argument, flawed logic.First, in fairness to the EU, they have been on the front lines of the "War on Terrorism" long before we were, often paying a high price for our foreign policy blunders and less than diplomatic administrations. Just by being our allies, they have suffered--just ask the French who have seen a tanker blown up, or the Germans who suffered through the Munich games in '72. So I feel the sleight against them in your post is very poor, and way out of line. And why not put a spin on it...what does our subsidizing farming do to the European farmer who wants to make a living? Why do you think Europe is so highly industrialized to begin with?'nuff said. I want to address the thoughts in your post, and not attack you personally, so I hope my response is seen that way. -John

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Dominik,You are right to think this thread might become somewhat lively.I worked in the European Aircraft industry for twenty years (in what was then the BAC Weybridge plant); we were of course in competition with Boeing. Boeing and other American manufacturers pulled all sorts of tricks, dirty and otherwise, aided by the US Government, to push us out of the market and gain world domination. Did European governments and European Industry respond in like manner? The continued existence of the European Aircraft Industry suggests to me that they did and in equal measure, it just that this side of the pond we only heard one side of the story.It is all very simple really. Both the US and Europe believe in fair trade and level playing fields provided they are winning. Any trick, dodge, wheeze or subsidy (hidden if necessary) is OK to prevent their side from falling behind. The aircraft industry is too big to be left to the chance of competition and national security will see that help is at hand if need be. It has always been thus and should surprise nobody.Pots have been calling kettles black for a very long time.Denis. The Ancient Brit.

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Thanks, SimMan, but this was a discussion about EasyJet's 737s... :)How long will they remain in EasyJet's fleet?Matt

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Hmmm....all this because a European airline decided to order some European planes./boggle

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We are not going to let this degrade into a slug fest. Original message should have been placed in the Hangar Forum, and had it devolved as this one is, it too would have been shut down. This one is now closed.

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