In a hard-hitting interview with UK broadcaster BBC in its Hard Talk series, Airbus chief operating officer, Charles Champion, says the airframer "underestimated how much our customers wanted a competition between Airbus and Boeing with a new product from our side". He adds that "constructive criticism" that Airbus welcomes during the development phase of any new aircraft came "a bit late, maybe".
- Flight Global
He also said that Airbus was looking at improving its current offering and probably to me, kind of implied that Airbus was looking at that more than a complete redesign as called on by certain quarters.
With regards to Singapore Airlines Limited, apparently the Airline is wanting "more" from the current A350 than Airbus is / can deliver at the moment.
The video, courtesy of BBC World's HardTalk programme (poor video quality) can be found here