Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A380 Still Grounded

More tales of woe for the Airbus A380 double-decker jet. First deliveries of the (approximately) 555-seat superjumbo jet have been pushed back two years, until at least 2008, and then only at a trickle. The plane’s electrical system is apparently more difficult to install than was originally thought. Airbus customers are considering withdrawing their orders and switching to Boeing’s 747-8, the 467-seat version of Boeing’s 747 jet that will begin service in 2009. This war is not yet over, but Boeing’s jet wins the battle for the most danceable soundtrack.


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