Monday, June 19, 2006

The A380, a symbol of European incompetence?

When the A380 superjumbo recently landed at Heathrow for the first time, Gordon Brown was able to praise it as a symbol of European co-operation.
I think it's a great success story for European co-operation. I think it's also a big triumph for British manufacturing, British technology, British science

Unfortunately for Gordon, The Times now reports that the "A380 has become a symbol of all that is wrong with Europe — incompetence, misplaced ambition, greed and bickering".

France and Germany are now squabbling over who is to blame for a six month delay in delivering the first A380s.

1 comment:

Devil's Kitchen said...


As reported at Nightcap Syndication, the A380 won't be in the air for another year, minimum.