Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 260 – The Civil Aviation Procurement Team
“Director Hou, what did you say? People from the Civil Aviation is here in Bing City? They are here to talk about the procurement of aircraft? Fine. I will go over now.”
Feng Yu had just finished dinner and was playing TV games with Wen Dongjun when he received a call from Hou Haitao asking him to go to his office. The Civil Aviation Procurement Team was here.
The last time when Feng Yu and Hou Haitao went to Sichuan Airlines, they only discussed their intention of purchasing aircraft. The quantity and prices were not finalizing after Chief Zhao joined in the discussion. Sichuan Airlines did not provide Feng Yu with any answers. So, Feng Yu and Hou Haitao could only return to Bing City and wait for news.
Sichuan Airlines had received orders to stop all negotiations with Feng Yu. The headquarters will make a bulk purchase, and the prices will be lower.
Feng Yu got a shock when he entered Hou Haitao’s office. The room was filled with smoke. Damn, was there a fire?
He strained his eyes and saw the office was full of people. There were at least a dozen men there. The headquarters had sent a big team to negotiate with him.
“Manager Feng, come over here. Chief Chen and the rest had just arrived. Actually, I wanted to call you over tomorrow morning, but everyone here felt that it would be better to finalize the deal as soon as possible.”
“Oh, you must be Tai Hua Trading’s, Manager Feng. Come, have a smoke. Panda brand. Even the “Great One” like this brand of cigarettes.”
“Smoke mine. This is the Zhonghua brand. China’s best cigarettes.”
“Mine is also Zhonghua brand. Come, Manager Feng, have a smoke.”
At least 7 to 8 hands stretched over towards Feng Yu. Every hand was holding on to a cigarette. Feng Yu was stocked.
“I’m sorry, but I don’t smoke.” Feng Yu politely refused their offer. He turned to Hou Haitao. He felt that something was off.
From a corner of his eyes, Feng Yu saw Director Cheng and Chief Chen exchanging looks. Damn. They did it on purpose. Director Cheng knew that he does not smoke, and he must have informed the others. This means that they had purposely filled the room with smoke.
Damn. These people were here to take advantage of me. Humph. These small tricks were nothing to me!
“Secretary Xu, why didn’t you serve tea? Also, switch on the fan. The whole room is filled with cigarette smoke. Do you want the leaders to suffer?” While saying, Feng Yu walked over to open the office’s windows.
It was almost the end of October, and it was starting to get cold. Especially in Bing City, at night, the outside temperature can reach less than 10-degree Celsius.
A gust of cold wind entered the room. Feng Yu saw Secretary did not switch on the fan, he walked to a corner of the office and took out the bladeless fan. He switched on the maximum power of the fan and turned it towards everyone.
The group of leaders in their 50s was all shocked.
It was so freaking cold, and yet you opened the windows and doors, and still switched on the fan!
You are young, and you can endure this temperature. But we are all old. How can we take it?
“Eh? Why did all of you snubbed out your cigarettes?” Feng Yu was asking the obvious. Those people’s hands were all in their pockets, and they were shivering.
Director Cheng smiled embarrassedly: “Manager Feng, today is so cold. Why did you open the windows?”
“Cigarettes can affect health. You all can carry on smoking. Just ignore me. I only need some fresh air.” Feng Yu had a sincere expression on his face. He looks like he was respecting the leaders and does not mind their second-hand smoke.
“Cough…… Let’s stop smoking. Xiao Xu, switch off the fan and close the windows. There’ no more smoke. Also, give us hot tea too.”
Xiao Xu had just returned with Feng Yu’s tea when he saw the leaders shivering with their neck tucked in. He can’t help but laugh in his heart. Didn’t our Director Hou told all of you to stop playing these small tricks with Feng Yu. Feng Yu was the master of these tricks.
“Manager Feng, let me introduce to everyone. You had met Director Cheng and Chief Chen before. This is section Chief Liu. This is Chief Ma…… This is Director Zhang.”
Feng Yu stood up and shook their hands. Other than the ones from the headquarters, there were representatives from all 6 airline companies. No wonder there were so many people.
Seems like all 6 airlines wanted to purchase larger aircraft. If every airline bought 2 planes each, it would be 12 planes. If all the airlines needed 5 planes like Sichuan Airlines, then it would be 30 planes. This order will be huge!
Feng Yu controlled his excitement and did not show it on his face. He acted as if he was not concern about this deal.
The leaders of the aviation industry looked at each other. This Feng Yu did not seem too excited when he shook their hands. These leaders were people with a lot of authorities and were equivalent to a provincial official.
But this Feng Yu was so young, and he seems not affected by them. He looks like he was used to meeting leaders and officials.
Feng Yu kept quiet after he sat down. He just sat there, slowly sipping on his tea.
Those leaders were confused. Didn’t Feng Yu have a lot of aircraft from the Soviet Union for sales? He should be eager to sell the planes to them. Why was Feng Yu keeping quiet?
Now, whoever that speaks first will be at a disadvantage. These people had come here to purchase aircraft, but they wanted Feng Yu to talk first. This way, they would have the upper hand in the negotiations. But this Feng Yu was not in a hurry.
“Cough…… Manager Feng, I had asked the representative of all the airlines here to discuss the sales of your aircraft. why not you tell them about your planes and prices.” Chief Chen broke the silence. He could not stand the quiet room.
Feng Yu placed his teacup on the table and said: “I had told you about my conditions. Don’t tell me they do not know?”
Looking at Feng Yu’s smile, Chief Chen was a bit embarrassed. At the same time, he was getting angry. They were leaders and since when they have to speak nicely to ordinary businessmen this way?
“You can tell them again.” Chief Chen repeated.
“Repeat again? Fine. Tupolev Tu-154 is 600 million each, and Ilyushin Il-76 is 100 million each. How many do you all need?” Feng Yu crossed his leg and start shaking his legs.
Before Chief Chen could say anything, Director Cheng said: “Manager Feng, this was not what you told me the last time we met. Why are the prices increased by so much now?”
Feng Yu glanced at Director Cheng: “How much did I tell you the last time we met? I forgot.”
Director Cheng: “……”
This Manager Feng was not easy to deal with. Seems like the Civil Aviation Administration will not get any advantage.