Military Hardware, Gear and Equipment => Future / Hi-tech Equipment => Topic started by: Robert Hilton on 5 January 2010, 22:15:29



Title: Will they wont they? A400M still unsure
Post by: Robert Hilton on 5 January 2010, 22:15:29
It shows that politics and aeroplanes don't mix.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4442571&c=EUR&s=AIR (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4442571&c=EUR&s=AIR)

I wish someone would get a grip


Title: Re: Will they wont they? A400M still unsure
Post by: Koen on 5 January 2010, 22:21:59
It shows that politics and aeroplanes don't mix.
[url]http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4442571&c=EUR&s=AIR[/url] ([url]http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4442571&c=EUR&s=AIR[/url])

I wish someone would get a grip



hmmmm...it was also here on the news since Belgium also ordered 7 planes

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/996/Economie/article/detail/1049683/2010/01/05/Airbus-topman-dreigt-stekker-uit-A400M-project-te-trekken.dhtml (http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/996/Economie/article/detail/1049683/2010/01/05/Airbus-topman-dreigt-stekker-uit-A400M-project-te-trekken.dhtml)


Title: Re: Will they wont they? A400M still unsure
Post by: Rattler on 6 January 2010, 16:01:09
Personally, as I would think it absolutely stupid to let the program die now that the Maiden Flight finaly took place, I believe this is just a pressure measure in the current battle (bad luck for EADS to fall right into the crisis with their delays), of cause 20 Billions *more* than planned (20.000.000.000 Euros) is a lot for just 60 a/c, but in the end I think governments will succumb and raise taxes rather.

Rattler


Title: Re: Will they wont they? A400M still unsure
Post by: Koen on 6 January 2010, 19:00:25
Personally, as I would think it absolutely stupid to let the program die now that the Maiden Flight finaly took place, I believe this is just a pressure measure in the current battle (bad luck for EADS to fall right into the crisis with their delays), of cause 20 Billions *more* than planned (20.000.000.000 Euros) is a lot for just 60 a/c, but in the end I think governments will succumb and raise taxes rather.

Rattler


it is blackmail, not? you give us money or we cancel the project... hdbng