Airbus A380 Production Cut ‘Inevitable’

On Dec. 19, 2000, Jean-Luc Lagardere, co-chairman of the newly formed EADS, stood in front of a big crowd in Toulouse where he and his German colleague Manfred Bischoff had just announced the launch of the biggest commercial aircraft ever—the A380. “We will achieve superior profitability,” Lagardere...

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