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12 December 2012


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You seem very uninformed on the PR mission. And definitely not in the class of Aboulafia.

Pedro! Thank you for the comment. I invite you to debate this issue. If I am missing something important, tell me what it is.

The comparison to the KC-X add some other questions.

It was (nearly) clear from the beginning, that the A330 had no chance against the 767. But EADS bid, because the Air Force asked them to do so.
Didn´t ask the Air Force the other possible CRH-bidders to participate?
Were the USAF guys so confident of their RFP?
Or didn´t EADS, Bell, etc. want to be the supernumeraries?
Last but not least it is better for their PR not to bid, than to loose a competition.

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