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.
The article touches on many subjects such as why cancellation of the A380 is not an option for the airlines who ordered it.
How minor problems with wiring were allowed to fester due to bad management.
Why SQ and QF ordered additional ones (out of urgent capacity need rather than due to the performance of the aircraft).
Forgeard also blamed John Leahy in press reports for the poor sales of the A350, before it became the A350XWB.
[Edited 2007-01-26 02:16:42]