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.