This article has been published in Germany’s No. 1 of business/financial dailies ‘Handelsblatt’
Markus Fasse, Munich/ 8 May 2009
This story still causes high emotions: As engineers of aircraft builder Airbus were working with different software programs during the development of the mega plane A380, the cabling of the engines failed in manufacturing. This disaster as per today causes for mother holding EADS a 2-year-delay in delivery to the customer and 5 billion Euro in expenses. Today’s Airbus-Boss Tom Enders keeps repeating: “This must not happen to us again.” In order to ensure, that this does not happen again, a completely new software system shall overcome this challenge.