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The biggest problem with the development of the 380 was??? the CAD! Because it was a multi-national project people were working with CATIA V4 and V5 (in all it's different versions) and they found out that V4 and V5 are not 100% compatible (as everybody who works with it knows). So some guys worked on V4, some on V5 and when the parts (especially the electric wiring) arrived it didn't fit. All these problems were communicated early to the upper management but they replied "there is NO problem" (where have I heard that before) Typical of the "higher atmosphere" the Airbus chiefes were flying in so it was good it happened to get the feet back on the ground.
It is exciting to see Boeing designed the 787 and thinks about fuel consumption and emission in such an advanced airplane

Hugo
Old 07-10-2007, 08:45 AM
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