Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard had just finished some pointed criticism of arch-rival Boeing, particularly its vice-chairman Harry Stonecipher at a press conference yesterday when his microphone failed. The slick public relations team swiftly delivered a new one to the top man.

Unruffled and quick as a flash, Forgeard said: "Maybe it is linked to the comments I made about Mr Stonecipher.

"Dis-Connexion by Boeing!"

Source: Flight Daily News