The Airbus A380, which began revenue services more than five years ago, has had its fair share of praise and problems. But a perceptible drop in sales over the past three years has the manufacturer hoping that the program is simply ahead of its time, and that the shift away from the very large long-haul aircraft is not structural. “Perhaps it was launched a little bit early,” says CEO Fabrice Bregier (see page 92). “But we have it. It works and it is a fantastic aircraft.” In spite of ...


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