[jhb_airlines] Re: Rolls Royce deal with Airbus

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 12:59:12 -0000

Having spent virtually the whole of my working life as a component
supplier to R-R, I could venture a few opinions on this subject from the
point of view of a SECOND tier supplier.  How long have you got? <g>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 12:49 PM
> To: JHB List
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Rolls Royce deal with Airbus
> Heard on working Lunch today, Rolls Royce have apparently
> signed a deal to
> deliver Trent engines for the A350.
> Given the delays and loss of confidence the A380 has cost the
> company, I'd
> like to see how that deal was structured.  One of the
> problems of being a
> component supplier, you fate is in the hands of the manufacturers you
> supply.
> I never understood the politics behind the desimation of the British
> Aircraft/Autombile industry.  We've produce some of the best
> engineers in
> the world then export them.  Madness!
> Paul

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