Airbus yesterday announced the fourth delay to the A380 program, saying that transitioning from "low rate. . .Wave 1" production to "the full serial design and manufacturing process called Wave 2" will take longer than anticipated. "This is unfortunately not the first delay (ATWOnline, Oct. 4, 2006) and as CEO of Airbus I have to say I regret this very much," CEO Tom Enders told reporters yesterday. The manufacturer said the "steep ramp-up" envisioned for later this year will take more "time ...

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