Airbus and FedEx Corp. are still wrangling over details of a $2.3 billion contract...
Airbus and FedEx Corp. are still wrangling over details of a $2.3 billion contract for ten A380 aircraft, one and a half years after the world's largest overnight delivery service ordered the planes.
FedEx worked with the European plane maker in developing specifications for the freighter version of the new superjumbo aircraft, which will be the largest commercial plane. Neither Airbus nor FedEx would comment on reasons for the signing delay.
?We've been hammering out all the details (with FedEx) in the last weeks, it's just contractual negotiations,? said Charles Champion, Airbus's executive vice president for the A380 program. ?I hope to have it this year.?
The world's second largest maker of commercial aircraft has orders for ninety seven of the A380s from carriers including Air France, Deutsche Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qatar Airways and FedEx. The plane will break rival Boeing's monopoly on the largest aircraft.