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Birds of Prey: Boeing vs. Airbus: A Battle for the Skies-Matthew Lynn

  • Title: Birds of Prey: Boeing vs. Airbus: A Battle for the Skies
  • Author: Matthew Lynn
  • Released: 1998-04-14
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  • Pages: 260
  • ISBN: 1568581076
  • ISBN13: 978-1568581071
  • ASIN: 1568581076

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Even though the aviation industry has only about 100 important customers in the whole world, presidents and prime ministers have become its leading sales representatives. That's because so many purchases soar into the multi-billion-dollar range. The international rivalry between Boeing (a U.S. company based in Seattle, Washington) and Airbus (a European consortium centered in France) has become a foreign policy priority for their respective governments. Boeing completely dominated the skies for many years, but massive government subsidies have made Airbus a serious challenger. In Birds of Prey, Matthew Lynn tells the story behind some of the biggest business deals in the world today. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal The business of building and selling civil airliners is of supreme importance to governments as well as industries; billions of dollars and equivalent prestige are at stake. Written by an economics writer for the London Sunday Times, this story of the fight between Boeing and Airbus to develop and sell a midrange passenger jet to the world's carriers begins with a history of the industry from the Boeing and European perspective, then narrows in on the recent transatlantic war, which still has no victor. Lynn's treatment of the political, industrial, and social turmoil surrounding the sale to major carriers of a stable of aircraft of various payloads and ranges has all the intrigue and skullduggery of a spy novel. It is better done than his aviation history, but this area has been slighted by the press and makes for compelling reading.?Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf
 
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