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BA ditches Boeing jumbo for Airbus A380 superjumbo

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posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:03 AM
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BA ditches Boeing jumbo for Airbus A380 superjumbo


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LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways (BAY.L: Quote, Profile, Research) announced a plane order worth $8.2 billion at list prices on Thursday, ending decades of loyalty to Boeing's 747 jumbo with a switch to Airbus's new A380 superjumbo.

The order for 12 superjumbos from Airbus (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) and 24 787 Dreamliners from Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) will replace 34 of the airline's longhaul fleet.

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posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:03 AM
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I suppose Boeing will be feeling this loss of potential sales as BA opens the door and wallet to more Euro-specific purchasing.
Could be totally wrong but, I'm of the (semi-informed) opinion the A380 is TOP HEAVY and will have problems on landing approaches as is. Will it have to under-go redesign?

Dallas

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