Airbus criticizes Boeing over evacuation tests for new 747

02/17/2011 | Bloomberg · Wall Street Journal, The

Airbus' chief salesman said Wednesday that authorities should require an evacuation test for the Boeing 747-8 before certifying the plane, which was rolled out last weekend in Seattle. John Leahy said Airbus was required to pass evacuation tests for its all-new A380 model, but that Boeing is effectively two generations away from such testing because its 747-400 was grandfathered under test results on previous models. "I'm sorry, that's wrong," he told journalists at an aerospace luncheon. Boeing said in a statement that the 747-8 "will meet or surpass all certification standards for emergency evacuation."

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