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March 29, 2006

If at first you don't succeed, fail, fail again!

The Eurotrash never cease to amaze me. They have become permanently blinded by the fact that America has a bigger penis that they do. They created Airbus because they couldn't stand buying from Boeing anymore. Well, trillions of dollars of subsidies later they have garnered an equal footing in sales. But they still don't quite understand how to make planes that their customers actually want.

The first example was the Concorde. It wasn't exactly answering a market need, but it did fly faster than anything Boeing had. Of course, it was eventually retired after they realized flying empty planes was really a stupid idea.

Now, they have gone back to the well for a second drink of Kool Aid. This time they are making a plane to compete in the crucial mid-sized market. However, once again, its not what the market wants. Don't just take my word for it:

Two of the world's most powerful airplane buyers yesterday said Airbus should completely rethink the plane it has proposed to compete against Boeing's strong-selling new 787.

Steven Udvar-Hazy, probably the most respected figure in the global business of buying and selling airplanes, predicted the current version of Airbus' A350 would sell poorly and leave Boeing to dominate the lucrative market for midsized wide-bodies.

I'm sorry I couldn't post this one sooner. I was just laughing to hard!

I have another great article on the dual between Airbus and Boeing here.

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posted by Tanker at 05:50 PM

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