There's been a lot of chaff recently about the shadow critical project assessment that was produced by Aaron Gellman and others in response to a commission from the Boeing company, which funded the research.
Gellman's report states that Boeing did not interfere with his work or otherwise fudge the results. Some of you take issue with that.
The report is considerably less sanguine about the long term prospects for the A380 than the assumptions that are driving Airbus...of course, that's what the public sees and there's really no way of knowing what's going on inside the Tolouse Puzzle Palace. Some of you take issue with Gellman's conclusions.
I can tell you Aaron Gellman is a respected academic whose credentials are impeccable....some of you take issue with that, kinda along the lines of "He's a slut and Boeing's the pimp!" Well never mind.
It stands to reason that if Gellman and Boeing "got it wrong" then Airbus should be selling a huge pile of airplanes very soon while Boeing and Gellman are consigned to the dustbin of history.
Because of this it makes you wonder why people have such a problem with this information....unless you subscribe to the theory that it was some sort of a 1918 stab in the back directed at Airbus to discredit them and throw them off their stride. Well, if THAT was the motive, it didn't work.
Here's a link to the report....let's all print it out, READ the dang thang and figure out what he's saying. Henceforth and forevermore, the first question when discussing this report should be "Did you actually READ the danged thing?"