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Singapore Airlines says further delay in A380 would be frustrating

15 September 2006

The comments come after Airbus board member Mike Turner, also chief executive of BAE Systems PLC (BA.LN), which owns 20% of Airbus, said the superjumbo could face further delays beyond the one-year lag already announced.

Airbus’s new chief executive, Christian Streiff, is conducting an internal study of the company’s programs and production systems. He plans to make public the results of his analysis later this month.

SIA spokesman Stephen Forshaw said the carrier, which has ordered 19 A380s and expects to be the first airline to take delivery of the plane, hasn’t been informed of a new delay.


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