At last some good news from Airbus and its giant A380 aircraft. With delays building upon delays, with the comings and goings in the management structure at EADS and Airbus almost matching the complexity of the A380 electronics, (which has often been held out as the reason for each delay), the company needed good news like its directors must need a drink after a day at the office. And this morning the tonic was revealed. Australian airline Qantas has ordered another 8 aircraft, taking its total order to 20.

Apparently, Qantas felt the A380 was ideal for the long haul flights from down under to Europe and the US.

EADS, Airbus’ parent company, previously said it needs to sell 420 A380s just to beak even. So twenty units sold to Qantas is good news, but there’s still a long way to go.

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