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Philippine Airlines to buy 54 Airbus jets

There are 13 comments on the The Papillion Times story from Aug 28, 2012, titled Philippine Airlines to buy 54 Airbus jets. In it, The Papillion Times reports that:

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Im Filipino Man

Abbotsford, Canada

#1 Aug 29, 2012
they should be buying military jets instead!!
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#2 Aug 29, 2012
Yes the Philippines should but Military Jets instead of Airbus Jets and one Airbus Jet could buy 12 F15s which is more than enough to defend Philippine territory.
Philippine Slim

Philippines

#3 Aug 29, 2012
54 Airbus jets??? Is there that much money here?
As for buying military jets, I doubt that all the kings horses, and all the kings men would keep China from doing what China wants to do, at least in Asia.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#4 Aug 29, 2012
Is RP a warlike nation?
Seemed otherwise that Phils live in the motto: "make love not war".
There can be MUCH LOVE in an airbus but not much in a F15/F16.
D Up

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2012
The great exodus begins.
excartpuller

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 29, 2012
What's the use of 5000 fighter planes if you don't want to use them. Iraq had lots of warplanes but never got to use them as either it was destroyed or they scaped and ran into iran and all over.
D Up

United States

#7 Aug 29, 2012
excartpuller wrote:
What's the use of 5000 fighter planes if you don't want to use them. Iraq had lots of warplanes but never got to use them as either it was destroyed or they scaped and ran into iran and all over.
They look cool and make good conversation pieces.
Filmalay

France

#8 Aug 29, 2012
Philippine Airlines generates revenues for the Philippine government which in turn taxes derived from it could be used to maintain the fighter jets that the air force already have or still have to be acquired. I heard it costs tens of thousands of pesos just to have the fighter jets fly around the length of PH territory.
excartpuller

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 29, 2012
Airline business is big investment big expense with little profit most go bankrupt. Presumably it is financed by stock funds thereby distributing the risk to multitude of investors.
excartpuller

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Aug 29, 2012
The big profit to be gained however are from the payrolls of those involved in the operations of business which go to the economy of the country that owns and operate the business.
crystal

Surrey, Canada

#11 Aug 29, 2012
Martin Nuke wrote:
Yes the Philippines should but Military Jets instead of Airbus Jets and one Airbus Jet could buy 12 F15s which is more than enough to defend Philippine territory.
Philippines should not, would not, could not, will not and must not fight with any countries especially China. Philippines would rather boost their relationship better than war. I's not about being a coward country but Philippines wants a peaceful country.
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#12 Aug 29, 2012
excartpuller wrote:
What's the use of 5000 fighter planes if you don't want to use them. Iraq had lots of warplanes but never got to use them as either it was destroyed or they scaped and ran into iran and all over.
Actually a Korean defense analyst suggested that the Philippines only needs 4 F15s to be able to defend its territory and the Philippines already ordered 12 TA 50s from Korea which has the capability of an F16 but the 40 year old F15 jet is really what the Philippines needs.

An Airbus costs 390 million dollars and an F15 only costs 30 million dollars so imagine how many F15s you can buy with one Airbus.
Lol

San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 29, 2012
Martin Nuke wrote:
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Actually a Korean defense analyst suggested that the Philippines only needs 4 F15s to be able to defend its territory and the Philippines already ordered 12 TA 50s from Korea which has the capability of an F16 but the 40 year old F15 jet is really what the Philippines needs.
An Airbus costs 390 million dollars and an F15 only costs 30 million dollars so imagine how many F15s you can buy with one Airbus.
The Airbus is an investment of Philippine Air Lines. It might be too expensive but it's worth saving the lives of passengers considering that the planes of PAL are old and need replacement.

The plane that crashed carrying Robredo was old and needed repairs, there it caused the life of Robredo.

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