Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2008 (Revised January 2010)

Airbus A380—Turbulence Ahead

by Ananth Raman, William Schmidt and Vishal Gaur


Multiple delays of the Airbus A380 have shocked analysts and investors alike. What are the causes of these delays and how should investors respond to the signals they may be sending about the company's outlook?

Keywords: Investment; Product Development; Outcome or Result; Performance Expectations; Air Transportation Industry;


Raman, Ananth, William Schmidt, and Vishal Gaur. "Airbus A380—Turbulence Ahead." Harvard Business School Case 609-041, October 2008. (Revised January 2010.)