Citing "specific customer requests for deferrals" as well as the economic and industry downturn, Airbus yesterday slashed its A380 production and delivery schedule this year and next. The manufacturer now expects to deliver 14 A380s in 2009, down from the 18 previously planned and the 21 announced in May 2008. It said yesterday that "more than 20" aircraft will be manufactured and delivered in 2010. An Airbus spokesperson told ATWOnline yesterday that no firm 2010 schedule had been ...

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