Airbus can barely keep up with demand. A combination of high fuel prices and low interest rates has helped boost the jetliner market to record levels, with more growth ahead. But there is one exception to this happy situation: the A380. It is time to face some tough facts about the program. Let's start with the A380's dismal numbers. The jet's nominal backlog is 157 airplanes, but this includes five for a dead airline, Kingfisher, and 10 for Hong Kong, an airline that looks set ...

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