Fallout from A380 production delays continued Monday when Airbus removed Charles Champion as head of the next-generation aircraft program and promoted Mario Heinen, its Single Aisle Program chief, to senior VP and A380 Program head. The announcement came the same day as the A380's first passenger test flight. Alain Flourens, executive VP and head of Airbus's Centers of Excellence, will take over Heinen's role and Champion will remain as a special adviser to CEO Christian Streiff. "In four ...

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