Dubai company said its order Boeing 777X supports more than 436,000 jobs in the United States. An indication to counter the hostility of some American companies denounce unfair competition from companies in the Gulf.

Announced this Sunday, the Boeing 150 has control 777X and 300 General Electric rose by Emirates “protects and supports over 436,000 American jobs in the aviation industry, not only Boeing and General Electric as well as in hundreds of other suppliers. ” This sentence is the president of Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum who said it. It is written in black and white in the press release announcing the Emirates order worth $ 76 billion at list prices. It is not trivial. It is not a part of everyday language that is included in all press releases announcing such contracts. In 2011, when the previous edition of the Dubai Airshow, Emirates had taken care to specify when it ordered 70 B777-300 ER (with 20 options) with a value of $ 26 billion (this who was at that time the largest contract ever recorded by Boeing).

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Hostility of some U.S. companies

If Emirates, this time seen fit to mention his contribution to U.S. employment, it is because the environment has changed in America. Annoyed by the development of companies in the Gulf to the United States in recent years, some major U.S. airlines like United and Delta, today denounced the competition from these companies, considered unfair because of direct or indirect support they receive their state shareholder. Delta and United are trying to pressure Congress on this issue, pointing also the adverse effects of the open skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The latter is necessarily unbalanced because of the size difference between the two markets. UAE companies have, in fact, unlimited access to a market of 320 million consumers when U.S. carriers have access to only a tiny market of several million people. However, U.S. companies are not a united front. American Airlines has agreements with Etihad and will develop partnerships with Qatar Airways has joined the alliance in which it belongs, One world.

Air France protested for 10 years

This is not the first time that the company is facing the Gulf this problem. Air France, through the voice of its former CEO, Jean-Cyril Spinetta, was the first, in 2003, to have sounded the alarm about the dangers of companies in the Gulf. But the demands of the company with tricolor French authorities to stop granting new traffic rights (permissions) airports Emirates, Qatar Airways and others have so far received a faint echo. The fear of the Gulf airlines to cancel some of their huge orders for Airbus and generally become wrinkled with emirates have always allowed companies in the Gulf of succeed. Countries with an aircraft manufacturer suppliers Gulf airlines should unfortunately decide between airlines and their industrial and aerospace and defense. Very much alive in France for years, today’s debate wins the United States.