[jhb_airlines] Re: Rolls Royce deal with Airbus

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 13:08:07 -0000

The A350 has been a sore point with Airbus for some time. They couldn't get
enough orders to launch it so it has been revamped/redesigned to fit
customer demand. It finally got orders (119 to date) but this includes a 60
ship block for Qatar (Catarrh?) Airways. <g>

What backhanders?


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
Sent: 04 December 2006 12:49
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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

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!


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