The first A380 designated for launch customer Singapore Airlines is "in the paint shop" and on schedule for an October delivery, a sign that the troubled aircraft program finally is progressing normally, Airbus executives said. "The situation is under control," Executive VP-A380 Program Mario Heinen insisted yesterday at the company's annual Technical Press Briefing in Toulouse. COO-Customers John Leahy projected 20 new A380 orders this year from 4-5 airlines/lessors. "They want the ...

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