Just broke on the Air Transport Intelligence News Wire:
Airbus confirms new A380 delays
Nicholas Ionides, - (13 May 08 13:43 GMT)
Airbus has confirmed a new round of delays to the A380 programme
that will affect deliveries at least this year and next year.
The manufacturer says in a statement that it has "completed
the A380 programme review and is now informing customers about
changes to its delivery schedule".
It says it now plans for 12 deliveries this year, rather than
13 as previously expected, and 21 next year, instead of 25.
"Details about the new plan and the further ramp-up and
delivery slots in 2010 and the following years will be discussed
with customers in the coming weeks," it adds.
"The results of this review do not, at this stage, cover the
financial impact. The extent of the additional costs will be
influenced by the actual production and delivery scenario.
This will follow discussions with the customers and a more
precise evaluation of the implications of the new delivery
schedule for 2010 deliveries and beyond."