Dissecting the A380's troubles

Production delays have cost CEOs their jobs, parent company EADS billions of dollars, and Airbus the lead in its dogfight with Boeing. Here, Fortune lays out the story

Airbus vs. Boeing
Airbus vs. Boeing
For the first time since 2000, Boeing has regained the lead in total orders over Airbus. And despite having its second-best year ever by sales, Airbus is forecasting a loss for 2006. EADS's share price has also suffered as a result of the delays.

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