Airbus is confident it has now found a way to manage the long-planned production ramp-up of its flagship A380 program. The A380’s production schedule is lagging considerably behind original plans. According to the initial schedule, Airbus should be producing 45 A380s this year, but the latest plans call for only around 20 aircraft. Last year, more than 30 aircraft were initially planned, but at the beginning of the year Airbus predicted it would be able to handle just 18. In fact, it ...

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