More trouble for the Airbus A380 program... as Virgin Atlantic
announced Friday it will delay deliveries of its six superjumbo
jets until 2013, in order to give Airbus four extra years to work
out any bugs with the plane.
An unidentified Brazilian air traffic controller, working at the
center responsible for directing traffic in the area where a Gol
airlines 737 and a private business jet collided last month, told
Newsday controllers had more than an hour to notice the smaller
aircraft's transponder wasn't working at the time of the fatal
accident that claimed 154 people.