Airbus Gets DSO “Religion”

By John Bruggeman

Most likely, you’ve already read the news about the A380, the Airbus flagship super-jumbo jet.  The plane will now be ready for delivery another year later than originally planned. 

That delay could cost Airbus’ parent company, EADS, $6.1 billion in lost revenue over four years.  And today it cost Airbus CEO, Christian Streiff, his job.



Now I won’t go into the gory details about the root cause of this delay (you can read IET’s story about it; or if you want more on the technical challenges of building one of these babies, read Paul Parkinson’s recent blog).

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