Go With Boeing

Delta has a decision to make. To me it’s a no brainer. While Airbus offers subsidized prices, subsidized on the backs of European tax payers, Boeing offers better fleet compatibility with existing Boeing products and a more reliable product more likely to meet deliverable schedules. Airbus is having some serious internal problems, which is to be expected when governments won’t let you downsize and none of your employees speak the same language.

Delta Air Lines Inc. will likely decide by the end of the year on whether to go with Boeing Co. or European rival Airbus to replace its fleet of Boeing 767 jets, its chief operating officer said said Tuesday.

Speaking from the weeklong Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, Jim Whitehurst said the Atlanta-based airline was deciding between Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350.

3 comments

  1. I’m a Boeing fan myself, if only because they keep my favorite cousin gainfully employed.

    Nevertheless, I feel compelled to point out that federal and state governments subsidize the heck out of Boeing.

  2. jm says:

    Tell them we’ll buy the Dreamliner if they start making parts in Doraville at the GM plants thats being shut down.

  3. Paladin8 says:

    There is no way that Delta will go with Airbus. Atlanta’s “hometown” airline has a gentleman’s agreement with Boeing. Besides, just a few years ago they had a mixed fleet of airplanes from various manufacturers that gave them a maintenance headache. Sticking with one manufacturer cuts costs for them.

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