View Full Version : John Leahy - Airbus super salesman?

19th May 2005, 19:49
Apparently John Leahy, Airbus' head of sales, has just returned from a spell in hospital (no questions, no answers!) and is fuming that whilst he's been recuperating in his bed deal after deal has slipped from Toulouse's grasp towards Seattle. Top on his list is Air India and according to ATI he's penning a report right now telling them they got it wrong and should have ordered AI's products instead of BCA's! So was it just bad luck that these orders slipped away while Leahy was away from his desk or was it his absence?? Is he really such a super salesman that AI could not get a deal without him?

19th May 2005, 19:56
Nothing to do with salesmanship. India ordered the Boeings to get the F16's they really want, just like they ordered Airbus when they wanted Mirage's. Simple politics, thought everyone knew that.