Airbus CEO Tom Enders and Executive VP Mario Heinen, head of the A380 program, insisted that delivery delays announced this week resulted from the "snowball effect" of previous A380 production holdups and are not a harbinger of further difficulties. The A380 program is "stabilizing," they insisted at the manufacturer's annual Technical Press Briefing in Toulouse. Enders said the first four A380s now in service with Singapore Airlines have "delivered unprecedented levels of operational ...

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