These reports are in response to the announcement, in early December, the decision of Airbus to reduce the rate of production of its 380 to twelve aircraft per year, to reflect a decrease in the level of orders.
New blow for the A 380. After a disappointment with Iran, who finally gave up to buy A 380, Airbus should delay for one year the delivery of twelve of its superjumbos to its best customer, Emirates, which has ordered 142. The manufacturer has announced on Tuesday that six deliveries would be pushed back from 2017 to 2018 and another six in 2018 to 2019.
These reports are the result of two separate agreements. The first, signed between Emirates and the engine manufacturer british Rolls-Royce: the company of Dubai had reported in November of technical problems on the engines Rolls-Royce of A 380 to be delivered. The second agreement was then entered into between the company, Emirates, and Airbus, said the european manufacturer in a press release.
These reports are in response to the announcement, in early December, the decision of Airbus to reduce the rate of production of its 380 to twelve aircraft per year, to reflect a decrease in the level of orders. On the four hundred and ten net orders recorded on the first eleven months of the year – with thirty-three of its new long-haul A 350 -, only two were on the A 380.
Airbus has announced that he was going to have to accelerate the reduction of its costs, for not to jeopardise its financial equilibrium. Aware of the difficulties of the A 380, the CEO of Airbus Group, Tom Enders, said: “We believe in this aircraft. I’m pretty confident on the fact that we will be able to increase again the rate of production in a few years.” On his side, Fabrice Brégier, CEO of Airbus, estimated in October that this aircraft had been launched ten years too early and was supposed to start a strategic retreat to a better start later. The manufacturer is focusing on the interest of u.s. companies or the chinese, who have never adopted the great rival of the Boeing 777.