EADS Boss Louis Gallois on the A380 'I Was Told There Was a Problem'

The A380's image has been tarnished ever since a Qantas plane was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine exploded. In a SPIEGEL interview, the CEO of Airbus parent company EADS, Louis Gallois, talks about the defective Rolls-Royce engines, competition from China and the ongoing dispute with Boeing over illegal subsidies.
A380 production in Hamburg: "I knew that the plane has four engines and can easily fly with three," Louis Gallois told SPIEGEL.

A380 production in Hamburg: "I knew that the plane has four engines and can easily fly with three," Louis Gallois told SPIEGEL.

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Interview conducted by Dinah Deckstein and Gerald Traufetter.