Could some of the Airbus fans here comment about the reliability of Der Spiegel? Are they like Business Week and Boeing and spouting gloom and doom? The article seemed to lay it on a bit thick. Comments?
there was also a bit at the end saying
But that's certainly not news that is going to please Airbus's airline customers, who are already moaning about soaring fuel costs. German national carrier Lufthansa, a major Airbus customer, is already estimating internally that the A380 will consume 14 percent more fuel than Airbus has officially disclosed.
Wow. Seems suspect. Where did they get this from? 4-5% would be bad, hard to believe that they could miss by that much. This part of the article is what made me suspect the rest...
Please keep the comments slightly above flame level. I am hoping for a discussion not a flame war.