This aircraft has been running very well despite its gestation taking longer than hoped. Dispatch times at Singapore and Qantas are well over 99%. Bumps at the start for Emirates has also now improved. Consequently the A380 is now delivering on its promise - notwithstanding the current travel slump. Passengers are uniformly pleased with the plane's comfort and quiet operation.
Jon Ostrower at Flight Global and Erkan Pinar from Airlinestrategy.com share their thoughts and also discuss the gestation of the 787.