The Airbus A350-900’s entry into service has been delayed again, this time because of late arriving center fuselage panels. In its third-quarter 2011 earnings release, Airbus parent EADS confirmed that service entry of the aircraft now is scheduled in the first half of 2014. Airbus booked a €200 million ($273 million) charge for the program in the third quarter. According to Didier Evrard, head of the A350 program, the pacing item causing the delay is the late arrival of center fuselage ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Airbus Delays A350-900 Program, Terminates A340 Production".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.