Emirates, Airbus's most influential airline customer, expressed disappointment at the resignation of Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert (ATWOnline, July 3). According to Emirates President Tim Clark, "Gustav was a safe pair of hands. But in the political labyrinth that EADS/Airbus sits, I suspect he had little chance of survival." Clark also said Humbert was handed a "poison chalice" with the A380 and A350 problems. Last month, Clark told this website that Emirates remained "totally committed to the ...

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