Second A380 grounded

Grant wrote about the first Airbus A380 grounded by Singapore airlines because of fuel pump problems in February.

Today, BBC reports that Singapore Airlines grounded another A380 with similar problems. The official line from Singapore Airlines is that “it is not the same problem, and not the same aircraft.” Which, I suppose, is supposed to make us feel more confident in the A380?

The problem last time was with the electrical relay powering the pump, rather than the pump itself. This time, the problem was identified as “premature failure of the pump.” Sounds like some sort of sexual dysfunction to me. You know what they say about those big planes…