Tag: Fuel Tank

Airbus A380 — Explosions in the Sky

Airbus and the FAA are at odds. The FAA (after the crash of TWA 800) mandated special fuel tanks to eliminate in-sky explosions, a good idea in theory. Airbus are complaining that this ought not apply to them in an article in today’s USA Today. Obviously, that’s a ploy by Airbus to save weight, which […]

More on Airbus Crashes: Schadenfreude

In a previous blog entry (Airbus Crashes — Boeing Soars) I made fun of Airbus. That’s always good sport. I now have a follow up to the above post. It’s gotten worse for Airbus. Much, much, much worse. I direct my reader(s) to http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5103642.stm to read the latest. BAE is bailing on Airbus, the French […]