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  • pirate
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    • Sep 2003
    • 230

    Singapore Airlines chief furious at A380 delay, threatens to sue Airbus

    Chew Choon Seng, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, could sue Airbus for damages due to the delay in delivering the A380.

    Singapore Airlines chief furious at A380 delay, threatens to sue Airbus
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  • Airline owner
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2003
    • 5327

    #2
    I heard about this after the lengthy programme on the Airbus A380. I heard SIA want $15,000,000 comp.

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    • fightingirish
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      • May 2004
      • 1181

      #3
      Interview with german magazine "Focus"

      BERLIN (AFP) - Singapore Airlines chief Chew Choon Seng is furious with Airbus over a delay in delivering its giant A380 airliners and could sue the European aircraft maker for damages, he said in an interview to appear next week.
      He told the Germany weekly Focus On Saturday that the first double-decker planes would not be delivered to SIA, a launch customer for the aircraft, until November next year, eight months later than originally promised.

      "Airbus took some time to acknowledge the delay in the timetable for the A380's entry into service," Chew said, adding, "I would have expected more sincerity."

      He said the delay "greatly upsets our forecasts with regard to capacity," while ageing Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets would have to be kept flying for longer.

      In addition the programme for training flight crew and engineers would be disrupted.

      Chew said a clause in the sale contract provided for SIA to seek damages for late delivery.

      "It's like a taxi hire," he said. "The longer the journey, the more it costs. Each month's delay will be more expensive for Airbus."

      SIA has ordered 10 A380s, the biggest airliners ever, with an option for another 15, to operate initially on flights from Singapore to London and Sydney.

      Chew said SIA would now be focussing on Boeing rather than Airbus, given that SIA would now be receiving 19 Boeing 777-300ER airliners before the A380s, instead of after.
      Sources: Yahoo.com - Singapore Airlines chief furious at A380 delay, threatens to sue Airbus
      German magazine "Focus": A380-Verzgerung Singapore-Boss stocksauer
      Sln, fightingirish
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      • cinciboy
        Fighter pilot wanabee
        • Dec 2004
        • 725

        #4
        Good news for Boeing.. They might use this for negetive marketing.. :diablo:

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