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Big Fat, Late Planes

3:00 PM -- I was shocked -- shocked! to read that Airbus is delaying the delivery of its new A380 super-duper-jumbo jet.

Apparently some of its customers are upset: Delivery delay of the A380 irks airlines

But you've got to ask these customers what they were thinking. First of all, this plane is huuuuge. Did they think they could build it overnight? Second, Airbus is a European company based in France. You think they're going to let some pesky contracts get in the way of their lunch time?

Speaking of fat planes, when searching for photos of the A380, I discovered this disturbing picture:

— R. Scott Raynovich, US Editor, Light Reading

nuckols.ken 12/5/2012 | 3:12:37 AM
re: Big Fat, Late Planes Doctor, the ultrasound just came back, and she's gonna have triplet 747s and a litter of Gulfstreams...
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