What you are saying is what I have in mind, expect you are forgetting that it cost about 2 months extra assembly time to apply the wing fix. So instead that (for example) MSN140 could be delivered at the end of the year, it will now be delivetred in February 2014. Same for MSN136, 138 & 139.
Production times have been coming down and some work could surly be done concurrent to the work in the FAL or outfitting. I just do not believe that Airbus is talking about delivering 25 frames in 2013 and will only deliver 21.
Last year we had similar discussion about the advertised 30, but Airbus delivered.
I also don't believe that Airbus will only deliver 21 aircraft this year, but alfamale's information has always been proven to be correct. The delay of 2 months for the later frames is also the same amount of time Airbus needs to apply the permanent wing fix. Coincidence? Maybe.
Post by tangomaniac on Apr 20, 2013 22:27:03 GMT 1
Could be, but Lufthansa-Taufnamen still lists 5 frames for 2014 (but three without month). And a further five B747-8s will be delivered in 2014. That's a lot. So, who knows... could be to much money..., but I don't buy that. I still think, LH will try to introduce 5 A380s in 2014, but they just could slip to 2015. I think, it depends on landing rights, e.g. in India and China. If they get these landing rights there, they'll take the A380s earlier. If not... whoever knows. Depending on the length of the route, two or three planes are necessary to open an new daily A380-route.