Cassandra or Savant? Take Your Pick
Richard Aboulafia, the aviation industry analyst has some hard words to say about the woes that are kicking Airbus in the shins lately.
He's arguing that the managers at Airbus ought to take a hard look at the A380 program and, if the numbers don't add up, killfile the project.
He makes the observation that an awful lot of resource dollars being spent on very large carriers are chasing a pretty small slice of the market by value, and the middle of the market is where Airbus ought to be aiming its engineering dollars and talent.
Now. Either you think Aboulafia is the Great Satan complete with horns and forked tail, and a tool in the pay of a massive conspiracy to take down Airbus, or you think he's a reasonably well informed critic of trends in the aviation industry.