AIR FRANCE-KLM TO SPLIT AIRBUS, BOEING ORDER

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  1. uggboy
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    Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM is equally dividing its firm orders of long-haul aircraft between Boeing and Airbus, according to French daily Les Echos.

    The airline is to order 25 Airbus A350s and 25 Boeing 787s, according to a short item on the front page of Les Echos' Friday edition that was pre-released on Thursday.

    Air France declined to comment.

    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1316124072.html
     
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    Seems to be a popular approach ... see UA and then AA recently for narrow bodies.
     
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    More than anything else the split is actually due to two factors:

    1. AF being annoyed with Airbus blaming them for AF 447 disaster.
    2. Euro Govt. pressure as to not to exclude Airbus from the deal due to economic interests.

    You never know which side the scales could have tilted had these two things not been there.
     
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