A Lufthansa Airbus A380 airplane lands prior to its christening with the name 'Berlin' at Tegel airport on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The christening of the Airbus A380, the largest commercial passenger airplane, comes amidst controversy surrounding the new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International airport, still under construction. The new airport, to replace the area's current two hubs, Schoenefeld and Tegel airports, was expected to begin operation on June 3. However, due to complications with the fire safety system, the opening has been rescheduled to March 2013. (Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.