Airbus has reduced its A380 aircraft
delivery schedule for 2009/2010, blaming the current economic and
aviation crisis as well as specific customer requests for
According to the new plan, Airbus expects to
deliver 14 double-decker aircraft in 2009 and more than 20
aircraft in 2010. This is down from 18 scheduled deliveries in
As announced in February Airbus confirms
its intention to reduce the A320 family production rate from 36 to
34 aircraft per month from October 2009. Production of the
A330/340 family runs currently at a rate of 8.5 aircraft per
month. The A350XWB development process continues with full speed.
Airbus is still expected to deliver in 2009
about the same number of aircraft as in 2008, which was a record
year for the company (483 aircraft).
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