Remember back when the Airbus A380 had some delays and an executive from Boeing tossed a cheap shot at them about how well their 787 Dreamliner program was going? Yeah, not so classy and clearly angering to the gods of fate. But apparently that’s the way these two like to play.
Airbus has a comment out today on their Twitter stream that roughly matches the previous Boeing comment for not being particularly classy:
And there have been more since then…
Sure, the facts are generally accurate, but the editorializing in there just seems tacky to me.
And lest this be perceived as as one-sided "fight" there are the Boeing tweets to contend with:
Oy. Is this really how major corporations behave now? So sad. Grow up, kids.
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I wonder if maybe interns are at the controls…..
Reuters saying there’s 598 pages worth of material to go back and forth on…
I’m not a terribly religious person but I am reminded of Matthew 7:3. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
$4 billion in illegal subsidies for Boeing, $18 billion for Airbus. Additionally the appeals panel found the net loss of aircraft sales was around 220 in Boeing’s favor.
I’m also not exactly sure how the WTO can classify R&D contracts with NASA and DoD as subsidies. Is Boeing not supposed to have any business outside of airliners? If that’s the case, how about Airbus and the A400 and the A330 tankers?
Not to be pedantic, but if what there quoting is accurate its not editorializing.
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