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(pending) FedEx drops A380 order, buys Boeing 777s

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posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 02:50 PM
It seems Fedex is the first company that took the currage to cancel their order and switched to Boeing
PARIS - Boeing scored a victory in the airliner wars Tuesday when FedEx became the first customer to cancel an order for Airbus's much delayed A380 jumbo jets and said it will instead will buy Boeing 777s.

FedEx Corp., the world's largest express transportation company, cited production delays for its decision to retract an order for 10 of the new double-decker A380's. Its FedEx Express unit has ordered 15 Boeing Co. 777 freighters with a list price of $3.5 billion (2.8 billion euros) and taken options on an additional 15.

The A380 cancellations leave just 15 superjumbo freighter orders on the Airbus books — from United Parcel Service Inc. and International Lease Finance Corp. — and a further 142 orders for the plane's passenger version.

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Will Fedex set an example and will many following soon? This will be defenetly a kick in the stomach for Airbus.

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posted on Nov, 12 2006 @ 01:14 AM
Yeah, the A-380 is set to be their flagship aircraft, much like Boeing;s is the 747.

All these delays are killing them, and loosing 10 sales from FedEx has got to hurt.

Hopefully they will solve any remaining problems with the big bird, and start pumpin them outta the factory.

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