…Will not Reimburse Carriers for Time Planes Are Out of Service
Airbus says they are ready to pay the cost of repairs to its airline customers for the wing cracks that have been found on multiple Airbus A380 Superjumbos but will not cover the revenue lost when those planes are out of service.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the total cost Airbus will incur is $139 million.
Airbus CEO John Leahy likened it to car repair…it’s under warranty but you don’t get a rental:
“The manufacturer doesn’t pay for you to go and rent another car,” he said.
Wing cracks have been found on several A380s the past few months but Airbus insists it’s not a safety issue.
I think if I were a a customer I’d be a bit peeved…