The New York Times spins
the Farnborough International Air show, starting Monday near London
, as evidence of trouble for Airbus. The European aircraft maker has been rocked by falling stock prices, the departure of its co-chief executive, and questions about two of its aircraft that are in production. The double-decker A380 is behind in its production schedule, and there are questions about the demand for such a large aircraft, which many airports would have to expand their runways to accommodate. Airbus’ midsize plane, the A350, may undergo a complete overhaul to compete with Boeing’s Dreamliner. Friday’s Wall Street Journal ran a story with a similar angle, critical of Airbus’ problems. Does the European press have the same perspective?