BoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
A fascinating article from Commercial Aviation Report:
Quote: Although not responsible for the entire A380 catastrophe, which spans all levels, Forgeard's failure to tackle problems as they occurred, and his inability to execute much needed change and direction, as well as his outright denial about what was truly going on with the A380, in addition to insider trading alle-gations, make him CAR's person of the year.
BoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 1): Makes you wonder what sort of relationship they had when they worked together.
It also make you wonder what kind of relationship he had with other execs:
Quote: Forgeard has been quick to blame the delays on the Hamburg plant and Airbus’ ex-CEO Gustav Humbert, who resigned along with Forgeard after the disclosure of the first A380 production delays.
Forgeard told a group of analysts that he when worked for Airbus, “we never missed our targets”. Later, Thomas Enders, the co-CEO of EADS, said Forgeard’s claims about Hamburg and Humbert are “nonsense”. Enders has also stated in regards to Forgeard’s allegations of insider trading that Forgeard was either stupid or a crook.
While Forgeard’s finger pointing and know-itall behaviour makes for highly entertaining reading, it only draws attention to the underlying problems at this multinational consortium that he should have been addressing.