Regarding Jochen Legewie’s July 13 article “Japanese choices in aviation market reveal overreliance on U.S.“: Being a pilot and aviation enthusiast, I was interested in this article, but as I began reading, my excitement faded to disappointment. The article was a biased bashing of the U.S. aviation industry.
The author cites 787 production delays without mentioning the numerous delays and order cancellations associated with the A380 — not to mention that up to 35 percent of the 787 is built right here in Japan. As for the F-22 versus Euro fighter debate, unless you are part of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force or have inside information, it’s hard to make a comparison and form an opinion on which would be right for the desired mission applications. If the author has specific information indicating that the Euro fighter is better, he should cite it.
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