From the above link, MSN 159 would be delivered at the end of 2017 or in Q1 2018. This suggests to me that Airbus is planning to deliver all frames up to MSN 160 before the end of 2017. If we suppose that frames up to MSN 80 are delivered this year, then Airbus is delivering about 80 frames next year, plus MSN 63, MSN 5 and any other frame < N° 80 that might miss delivery this year.
EDIT : perhaps it is not too early to start a 'A350 2017 deliveries' thread and move the present post there. What do you think ?
Hey guys, I'm not experienced enough to know about Airbus' deliveries in January? Based on how many frames are painted, I interpret that January will see little to no deliveries.
There are 7 painted A350 that are not for delivery this year, two of them on the flight line and 5 in cabin fitting. One frame is unpainted in cabin fitting. There is no obvious reason, apart from the tired workers taking a holiday, that deliveries can not continue in January.