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US Congressman Pushes Airbus Further Into Tailspin

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Another day, another crisis at Airbus. The latest news is that Congressman John Mica is saying that federal funds should not be used to rebuild US airports to accommodate Airbus’s A380 super jumbojet, the world’s largest passenger jet.
The reason this matters is that Mica is the chairman of the House aviation subcommittee. Although most US airports are owned by local municipalities, federal funding is an important part of the financing for construction and maintenance of many airports. The A380 is so big it will not be able to safely land and gate at many airports if they are not refurbished.
Airbus plans for US dealt blow [Financial Times on MSNBC]