Airbus chief executive Tom Enders, has said a short delay to starting Airbus A350 final assembly would be preferable to a repeat of the A380 production logjam, and stressed that the airframer wants to prevent non-mature sections being transferred and reworked on the Toulouse line.


Enders told French newspaper Le Figaro that if the A350 team needed "a few more months to prepare", then it would be "better" to hold back. Airbus has transferred the first cockpit from Meaulte to its St Nazaire site, where it will be mated with the forward fuselage.

Source: Flight International