Airbus will miss its target of delivering at least 20 A380s this year because of supplier problems. The main culprit is Rolls-Royce and its Trent 900. In the aftermath of the uncontained engine failure of one of the turbofans on Qantas QF32, Rolls-Royce has been unable to get sufficient powerplants to Airbus for final assembly as attention has focused on fixing in-service aircraft. The Qantas aircraft that was to be the 20th delivery is now to be handed over in the first weeks of ...


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