A Guy Called Tyketto
2010-04-23 03:32:36 UTC
Don't know if it was mentioned recently, but after EADS/NG
dropped out of the competition, leaving Boeing as the only competitor,
the entire comptition took a serious twist.
First, NG/EADS said that the competition's new rules were
stacked in Boeing's favour, so they were not going to bid at all.
Boeing offered up a revamped B767 instead of a B777 or B787, as many
Second, came the first twist from the east:
Russia's United Aircraft of Moscow now wants to bid on the USAF
tanker, offering the IL-96. Then comes the third twist from the east:
EADS is bidding on their own, without NG. They are still
expecting to build/assemble the aircraft in Alabama, as they were with
NG. This time, they're going along with Goodrich, Honeywell, and 4
other aerospace companies. They are still offering the A330; more than
likely, it will be the A332.
Personally, I like that EADS is back in the competition. The
competition needs to be fair and equal. IMHO, Boeing does not need to
have this just handed to them. If they win, I'd rather see them earn it
because they put up the best product in their bid. Thoughts?
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