A380 takes another hit — UPS Cancels

UPS Inc., the world’s largest shipping carrier, said Friday it will cancel its order for 10 Airbus A380 freighters, following delivery delays. The decision will leave the European aircraft manufacturer with no firm orders for its jumbo freighter. The news follows an earlier decision by Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. to cancel its order for the freight version of the A380…. UPS now understands Airbus is diverting employees from the A380 freighter program to work on the passenger version of the plane. “Based on our previous discussions, we had felt that 2012 was a reasonable estimate of when Airbus could supply this plane,” David Abney, UPS COO, said in a statement. “We no longer are confident that Airbus can adhere to that schedule.”

I really don’t have much to add except to say that HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This just pleases me to no end. My derision for Airbus is well known, but this is just funny. It couldn’t happen to a nicer company. It’s like the kid nobody likes but the kid is too thick to understand why. Yes, the ever-popular return of schadenfreude.

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