I thought that some are still in TLS - but OK - we will see what will happen during last two month - but I believe we will have to say "AB is running the A32s production at a bit bellow 40/month - definitively not at 42/month.
The ones in TLS were contractually delivered, they don't belong to Airbus.
When the production runs at 42/month and only 39/month were officially delivered during the past 10 month - we here do not have the confusion with MRTT. AB starts the year with some state of production and we can assume the year finishes with similar state i.e. what was produced is delivered + - few pcs.
Here the lack is 3x10=30 planes.
OK we might have NOV + DEC more than 42 but I doubt it would be 57.
There might of course be some delayed deliveries but if it would be 30 planes I do believe we would know. And we have also delayed deliveries from the past year so in the end this should compensate.
So where are those 30 frames ? Were they produced ?
Isn't Airbus production number gross number for a normal month, but has to be adjusted (reduced) to take holidays into account. ISuch as the A330 is produced 10 per month, but only 110 per year (i.e. 10 x 11)
OK - both someone and XWB - that is a feasible explanation I did hunt for.
So the production does not run at 12x42=504/year but less for French and probably German vacation - so the whole supply chain also runs at this a bit lower speed.
My calculation of 30 frames missing makes in this perfect sense . It is than similar for the A33x line. There XWB kindly made the production lists available for us - I might look into it and find out exactly how it is - next week.
With today massive deliveries the monthly target is reached. 43 or 44 (1 ex-Jetstar) A320, 10 A330 und 3 A380 this month already.
BTW: I wonder that there are 2 Avianca (Brasil and Cargo) 330-200F in the prodlist, 1534+1550. But when I look on Airbus site there are 5 orders with already 5 deliveries, 4 for Avianca Cargo and 1 Avianca Brasil. Acc. planespotters.com there are 5 deliveries to Avianca Cargo. So there are no orders for these 2 planes in production??