Monday, October 15, 2007
Airbus Set to Deliver First A380
Airbus is sset to hand over its first finished A380 "superjumbo" to Singapore Airlines on Monday, 18 months behind schedule. The construction of the A380 able to carry up to 800 passengers, has been beset by persistent and costly delays. It has also been overshadowed by allegations of insider trading against managers at parent company EADS. Chief executive Thomas Enders said it would still be the greatest challenge for Airbus to meet future deliveries.