US Airways yesterday announced that it is deferring 54 of the 72 aircraft it was scheduled to receive from Airbus in 2010-12, comprising 46 A320s and eight A330s, and will push back the launch of its A350 service from 2015 to 2017. The deferrals will lower US's aircraft capital expenditures by around $2.5 billion over the next three years. Executive VP and CFO Derek Kerr said the carrier will take delivery of two A320s and two A330s in 2010 and an additional 24 A320 family aircraft in 2011 ...

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