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Away from its 787 woes, Boeing (BA) is reportedly vying with Airbus for an order from U.K.-based...

Away from its 787 woes, Boeing (BA) is reportedly vying with Airbus for an order from U.K.-based TUI Travel worth up to $6B at list prices for as many as 60 narrow-body jets. Boeing, which has already received a booking from TUI (TUIVY.PK) for 13 Dreamliners, could have the edge in the latest deal.
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  • CaladesiKid2
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    I struggle with the logic. Somehow the sale of 13 potentially poor quality airplanes provides an edge for more sales? Perhaps in government contracts, but isn't TUI privately held?
    16 Jan 2013, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • GarryGR
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    CaladesiKid2, the order is for 737s, not 787s. I don't think you can make the case that 737s are inferior to the A320s. You're obviously going off on the current 787 problems but even there, your judgment is, also obviously, premature. I'm a Boeing partisan; I'm proud to have been an employee for 40 years (now retired). I could point out many problems with Airbus but I know how terribly complex building these amazing flying machines is and I don't expect new planes to be prefect; we’ll see how Airbus does with the A350 soon enough. Are you expecting that to go off without a hitch, i.e. other than the ones already encountered. :)
    16 Jan 2013, 02:52 PM Reply Like
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