Hybrid is an interesting idea. I wonder, why they are not using hybrid propulsion in tilt rotors? It is ideally suited for them. By incorporating electrical motor with the rotor in tilting gondola...
And when US, another NATO member, supplied the same very kurds, it did not surprise you?
The spacecraft itself is built in Italy. Second stage is US built, AFAIK.
I've read that all VA planes are leased, so Alaska most likely just will not renew the leases. VA also has a firm order for 30 A320, but break-up fee is only 25 mil, so I am sure, Boeing will be...
Yes, it does. It doesn't cost a billion dollars per flight.
P.S. Sorry for overestimate. It was just 450 millions.