Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bad News if You're an Airbus Fan...

Could Airbus Industrie be asked to ground all of its long-range jets? I find it unlikely, but stranger things have happened. This would not bode well for my Europe trip, which has A330s both ways across the pond. The DUDE (Down Under Defense Expert) forwarded me some emails that indicated the sensor issue is a smoke screen for other, more fundamental issues with the airframe, but the DUDE mostly dismissed such scare-mongering. Still, one can't help but pay attention when one's own hide will be confined in a couple of Airbus pressurized tubes for 16+ hours. Not stressing out, "just showing concern," as my buddy Gwen might say. Stay tuned. More to come, no doubt.

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