I know this is primarily a defense industry blog, but I can't help it: this 787 vs A380 race is going to be a hoot, folks.
Yesterday, Singapore Airlines confirmed finally that it will operate the first flight of the A380 superjumbo on October 25.
The 787 first flight was supposed to be August, then September, and now will very likely be mid- tto late-October.
The question: can Boeing resolve it's issues with 787 production and beat Airbus into the sky before the A380's entry into service date? My money is on Boeing.
"Start your turbofans" (Source: Singapore Airlines)
P.S.: Singapore Airlines also announced offering a new suites section that is a "class beyond first".