Airbus is temporarily slowing down the build rate of its A380s to reduce the number of aircraft that will need to be modified to resolve fatigue cracking in a wing component. The decision will reduce monthly production from 2.7 aircraft to 2.3 aircraft, although Airbus says this will not affect its 2012 delivery target of 30 aircraft. It will, however, result in lower-than-anticipated deliveries in 2013. Airbus is taking a €158 million charge linked to the costs associated with A380 wing ...
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