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<![CDATA[Tom Peters wants to catch a ride on an Airbus 380 (not me, I like my planes built by folks in the Northwest, whom I knew when they couldn’t hold their beer in high school—besides, I’ve been on several Airbus planes that actually leaked water during rainstorms): Emirates has ordered 45 of the Big Suckers! […]

<![CDATA[Tom Peters wants to catch a ride on an Airbus 380 (not me, I like my planes built by folks in the Northwest, whom I knew when they couldn’t hold their beer in high school—besides, I’ve been on several Airbus planes that actually leaked water during rainstorms):

Emirates has ordered 45 of the Big Suckers! As I mentioned after an earlier visit, the UAE seems to be doing everything in a Big Way these days. Their “democracy score” still leaves a lot to be desired, but their “Crazy Capitalist Quotient” is Off the Charts!



If you look at aircraft orders, the Middle East and particularly the Persian Gulf states, account for a huge share of new planes. It’s becoming clear that these countries are going to use their oil reserves to destroy competing long haul and air freight carriers.]]>