Monday, June 20, 2011

Airbus A380 proves it is too large

A few months ago an Air France A380 hit a smaller Delta jet at JFK airport in New York City, spinning it 90 degrees. Sunday it hit a building. At the Paris Airshow - the biggest showplace for aviation/aerospace in the world (alternating with London). With the whole world watching.
Washington Post blog
Airbus’s star jet was grounded Sunday after clipping a wing on a taxiway structure, forcing the European jetmaker to cancel demonstration flights it had planned at the Paris Air Show. The A380 superjumbo collided with a building at the Le Bourget airport, where the air show is taking place.
The A380 collision was the latest in an embarrassing string of incidents at the air show for Airbus, which was forced to pull its military transport carrier A400M out of displays because of an issue with its gearbox...