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There's no reason given, but this doesn't look like to good of a sign for us.

Read the article here.

On the other hand, Peugeot-Citroen (VW's closest European rival) hired the former CEO of Airbus. If he ends up running things there like he ran Airbus, VW should be fine.
 

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HAHAHA! Man, Airbus sucks so much. I'm glad they're not publicly traded or else a lot of people would be getting fucked about now with that whole A380 boondoggle. I don't think it's their CEO's fault though, more the fault of all the socialist governments that are pulling the strings with that company, forcing them to manufacture each of their planes in 15 different countries. I guess maybe if it was that CEO's decision to make the A380, then it was his fault because that plane never should have left the drawing board.

Yesterday I read a news article about FedEx dropping their order for 15 A380s because of all the delays, they're now going with Boeing 777s. Airbus is trying to fix their problems by reducing their number of suppliers from 3000 to 500. 3000 suppliers for one plane!! I'd be afraid to fly in that thing. And all this A380 bullshit is delaying their plans for the A350 which also plays to Boeing's favor as the 787 will be competition free for a couple of years.
 

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Correction, Boing 787's... They've already got a few 777's (They've been in use for a few years now).

But I see your point. I was going to make a joke about Citroen's dropping out of the sky, but I could think of a way of making it funny...
 

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I'm sure they'll buy 787s too, but I read that the A380 order was switched for 777s (closer in size to the A380).

What Airbus doesn't seem to realize is that the trend in air travel (what travellers want) will be point 2 point service, not hub 2 hub in ginormous terrorist magnets.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. When I fly to Frankfurt I don't want to connect through Toronto and take a 747 or A380 from there. I want a fucking direct flight in a plane that is appropriately sized to fill demand (ie: a 787 or 767ER).
 
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