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Airbus received EASA and FAA certification for the A380 powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 on Dec. 12, but festivities in Toulouse were clouded by a surprise morning raid by French police into parent EADS’ Paris headquarters, part of an escalating insider trading investigation stemming from the program’s extensive delays.
The certification keeps Airbus on track to deliver the first A380 to Singapore Airlines in October 2007, more than 18 months behind the original delivery schedule. The aircraft is the largest ever to be certified for passenger carriage.
EADS co-CEO and Airbus CEO Louis Gallois did not shy away from the program’s difficulties in his remarks at a Toulouse ceremony.“Its beginnings are overshadowed by a serious industria problem,” he conceded.“But from a technical point of view we can now confirm the plane is meeting or even exceeding the expectations in terms of performance, range, environmental friendliness and cabin comfort. Certification of the Engine Alliance GP7000-powered variant is expected next year.
The raid in Paris was in support of the continuing investigation into former EADS co-CEO Noel Forgeard’s sale of €2.5 million ($3.3 million) in stock options three months prior to EADS’ stock sinking 26% on news of the A380 setbacks. Other EADS executives also reportedly are a focus of the investigation into suspicious share sales.