There was a guarded sigh of relief in Toulouse yesterday as Airbus handed over the first of 19 A380s to launch customer Singapore Airlines, and a clearly delighted SIA CEO Chew Choon Seng said, "better late than never." Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders candidly admitted that it will be the manufacturer's "greatest challenge" to meet the revised production schedule of 13 aircraft next year. COO-Customers John Leahy told media he is in discussions with ANA, Cathay Pacific Airways and Air ...

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