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A big reason why the sentiment for the Airbus A330neo was quite negative was because Airbus lost key sales campaigns for the aircraft in 2018. Airbus went head-to-head with Boeing to win orders from United Airlines (UAL), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and American Airlines. All of these airlines already operate the Airbus A330ceo (current engine option), so there was definitely something to win there.

With United Airlines and American Airlines, Boeing had the big advantage that it already introduced the Dreamliner in the fleet of these airlines. So an order for the Airbus A330neo would mean that a new aircraft type would be introduced and more importantly a new propulsion system. With Hawaiian Airlines the big blow to Airbus was that it lost what was at that time the sole customer for the Airbus A330-800. Reality, however, is that especially in the campaigns with American Airlines and…

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Konstantin (aka Leon Brookhill) was born in Moscow's Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) district on 23 February 1961 the second son of a School master. Educated at Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982. He was recruited to the Soviet 40th Army serving as a Сержант in Aghanistan,later transferring to 1008th Flak Artillery Regiment, before being struck in the shoulder by a stray shell fragment. Konstantin invalided out of the Army started up as Soviet blogger 'Maaxmann', later becoming a guard for a Moscow ballet company and it was there accompanying them in the West, that he had his first taste of the 'High Life'. Failing to return to Russia he resided first in Reutlingen, where he became a correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...later he moved to London to write for the Telegraph,where he now resides with his wife and 2 children.

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