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    Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    BBC NEWS | Business | Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Yep, one more thing Europeans are better at than Americans, aviation!






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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | Business | Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Yep, one more thing Europeans are better at than Americans, aviation!






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    US rival Boeing - hit by a machinists' strike....
    No, it means Europe has better workers. Our military aviation could destroy Airbus.

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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    "We have a backlog of around 3700 orders and we feel we are well posititioned going into 2009 and beyond," a Boeing spokesman told the BBC."

    Hmmm I wonder if the strike had anything to do with this.

    Funny how Boeing can do it without being subsidized by the government.

    There's been a lot of news coverage lately about the controversy surrounding the subsidies Airbus receives to develop its airplanes.

    The issue is really simple: Boeing assumes full market risk every time we develop a new airplane. Airbus does not.
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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    "We have a backlog of around 3700 orders and we feel we are well posititioned going into 2009 and beyond," a Boeing spokesman told the BBC."

    Hmmm I wonder if the strike had anything to do with this.

    Funny how Boeing can do it without being subsidized by the government.

    There's been a lot of news coverage lately about the controversy surrounding the subsidies Airbus receives to develop its airplanes.

    The issue is really simple: Boeing assumes full market risk every time we develop a new airplane. Airbus does not.
    - Boeing Frontiers Online
    Boeing is also subsidized, HEAVILY, but better hidden, though the military research programs and so on.
    Airbus just did it less well by taking direct state subsidies, while Boeing took more subsidies, but indirectly.

    You know there is a whole "war" going on about both companies taking subsidies..?
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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    No, it means Europe has better workers. Our military aviation could destroy Airbus.
    And our military aviation could destroy Boing.
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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Boeing is also subsidized, HEAVILY, but better hidden, though the military research programs and so on.
    Airbus just did it less well by taking direct state subsidies, while Boeing took more subsidies, but indirectly.

    You know there is a whole "war" going on about both companies taking subsidies..?
    Psssst Airbus also has military contracts.

    Airbus A400M Military Transport Aircraft Air Military Transport at its Finest - Airbus A400M

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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yes, but they finance their research with their own funds(partly subsidies though), not government funds.
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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Yes, but they finance their research with their own funds(partly subsidies though), not government funds.
    Anyone else spot the irony?

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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Anyone else spot the irony?
    Boeing has continually protested over launch aid in form of credits to Airbus, while Airbus has argued that Boeing receives illegal subsidies through military and research contracts and tax breaks.
    Its simple and easy, both are subsidies.. One can argue a million ways about which is most fair or unfair, but in the end both really are fair compared with each other..
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    Re: Airbus takes top planemaking spot

    Its also interesting that Brazil has come up with a clear third place far behind Airbus and Boeing.
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