Singapore Airlines is pushing for a stretched version of the Airbus A350 to be launched, but the manufacturer is not yet convinced the time is right. Airbus COO customers John Leahy, speaking in Manila Nov. 18 on the sidelines of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 60th Assembly of Presidents, acknowledged that Singapore Airlines was the “one pushing most in the market and is a very important customer”, but added “we can’t launch it for just one customer. ...

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