Singapore Airlines kicked Airbus while it was down yesterday, announcing that it signed a letter of intent to purchase 20 787-9s plus 20 options. SIA stressed, however, that the A380 delay did not affect its selection. CEO Chew Choon Seng was among those who expressed displeasure with the A350 (ATWOnline, April 11), but the airline's reported concern over securing early Dreamliner delivery slots appeared to keep Airbus in the game. This did not matter in the end, and SIA opted not to wait ...

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