Saturday, March 10, 2007

UPS cancels Airbus A380 Freighter order

Who didn't see this coming?

And what a shame!

If reports coming out of Toulouse are to be believed, the errors stemmed from erroneous data, created as engineers working on different parts of the project used different versions of the same CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM program, Dassault Systemes CATIA.

To which I ask: are you freakin' kiddin' me?

A loss of nearly $20 billion USD because of different versions of the same program creating errors in data passed back and forth?

All I want to know right now is who gets flogged?

I guess building a jumbo jet isn't a cakewalk.

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