I really don't get this.
Me either. This is the same country that bought 8 C-17A. They have 4 C130J ordered a E-7A Wedgetail and a KC-30 MRTT as well.I really don't get this.
That makes five distinctly different fixed wing lines, with the associated training and serviceability that goes with them.
Add the costs of spares and trained personnel to keep them flying, and it is a dog's breakfast.
Qatar seems to be walking in the footsteps of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Two A330 MRTT (only called KC-30 by the RAAF), confirmed by Airbus, & reportedly three Boeing 737 AEW (only called E-7A Wedgetail by the RAAF), but the 2014 reports of a buy of 737 AEW seem to have gone very quiet. It's not listed as a customer in any Boeing statement I've found. Does anyone know more?
The thing I love about rich Gulf Oil countries is that they are the one group in the world whose pocketbooks can fully buy their dreams, so they end up making a bunch of big buys that often seem to be of the "Hey, why not?" variety.Two A330 MRTT (only called KC-30 by the RAAF), confirmed by Airbus, & reportedly three Boeing 737 AEW (only called E-7A Wedgetail by the RAAF), but the 2014 reports of a buy of 737 AEW seem to have gone very quiet. It's not listed as a customer in any Boeing statement I've found. Does anyone know more?
I'm not sure if the Emir just likes shiny toys or has some real aim in mind.
Ah well, the Mirage 2000s should be up for disposal when the rest start arriving.
When were these most recent orders placed and/or contracts signed?
I can't see the Brazilian govt allowing this to go ahead, this is a kneejerk reaction to Airbus buying into the C-series program.Boeing is negotiating the take over of Embraer. Apparently they are awaiting the approval of the Brazilian govt. However this is definitely not a given because the Brazilian President is against Boeing have full ownership of Embraer. So this deal could have a different outcome with Boeing only having partial control of Embraer.
I don't think it's a knee jerk reaction. There's been cooperation between the two companies over the last few years. But you are right about the Brazilian government. Embraer is seen by the Brazilian government as a source of national pride and I suspect is a national strategic asset.I can't see the Brazilian govt allowing this to go ahead, this is a kneejerk reaction to Airbus buying into the C-series program.
Yep the Brazilian govt hold a Golden Share that gives the govt veto power over any change of control.Isn't the Brazilian PM already stated that they will not give up ultimate control on Embraer..but open for new investor ?
Guess means if boeing comes..it will be on strategic partnership..like Airbus bought majority control on C series project, but not the control of Bombardier..
I suspect Boeing interested same thing, that they will try to come as strategic partner to get control on project basis like E series, but not Embraer as the wholle..
Emirates committed to an additional 36 frames, 20 firm and 16 options, this confirmation has also lead to increasing talk about BA purchasing more, the have 7 purchase options, and a whole slew of 744's to replace in the next few years whilst operating out of one of the most slot constrained airports in the world, more A380's for BA is almost a dead cert if ever there was one.On the ninemsn website it suggesting that Airbus may stop building A380 if Emirates dosnt commit to a long term deal.
Wonder how that will impact the A400M line long term
Can't past the link for some reason, it's under the heading
" Worlds largest passenger jet heading for the scrap heap"
By Richard Wood