Anyway - from July 2016 to Dec 2016 they will have to be delivering 4-5 frames a month, otherwise they will run out of space to keep the frames coming out of the FAL in TLS. So at least 24 frames in the last 6 months of 2016 or possibly nearer 30 My bet still looks good
With MSN 49 in station 59 we have 45th production frames (with MSN5), so even if we take the old 15 target for 2015, we already have the 30th for 2016 in FAL.
Has Zodiac anyway ever been able to deliver according to plan?
Yes, until production of both 787 and A350 kicked up ... We must be aware that production swings (programme delays, followed by strong ramping-up) turn into a conundrum for suppliers, who have to adjust somehow. When aircraft manufacturers are late, suppliers don't go public with their complaints, whereas when it's the reverse, they get pilloried ...
One of the challenges are all the different cabin orders Zodiac has on its plate:
Similar problems are affecting cabin interior parts such as lavatories and galleys. "The problem we have is variability," said a worker at Zodiac's interiors factory in La Palma, California. "It is difficult to run an assembly line when each one is so different. It makes us a firefighting department."