Tuesday, October 03, 2006

La Tribune Reports 2-3 A380s in 2007, A320 Production to Hamburg

Reuters is reporting this morning that the French paper La Tribune says that Airbus will deliver 2 or 3 A380s next year and that production will be taken out of Hamburg. In recompense the A320 production will be moved to Hamburg.

What all this will do to the A350WXB and the plan to set up A320 production in China is anybody's guess at this time. My guess is that the China project is going to be shunted on a siding for the time being. We can also expect some delays to the full on launch of the A350WXB-which happens to be something that Festung Airbus really needs, if the Boeing city pairs model of air transport proves to be the more accurate view of what the market will look like over the next 20 years or so.

Any other extracurricular efforts are likely going to resemble Otzi the Iceman, a/k/a Frozen Fritz-we'll be seeing them in a few thousand years, more or less.



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