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Airbus cutting A380 superjumbo production to 14 deliveries in 2009 20+ in 2010

Airbus has confirmed it is further cutting down production rates for its A380 superjumbo from 18 to 14 for this year in response to specific customer requests for deferrals during the on-going economic crisis.

According to the new plan, Airbus expects to deliver 14 double-decker aircraft in 2009 and more than 20 aircraft in 2010

Airbus had already revised its A380 production plan for 2009 down from 21 deliveries to 18.

As per A380production, the airframes expected to be delivered this year will be:

Emirates: MSN017* (A6-EDE delivered), MSN023 (A6-EDF), MSN007 (A6-EDG), MSN025 (A6-EDH)

Qantas: MSN026 (VH-OQD Fergus McMaster), MSN027 (VH-OQE Lawrence Hargrave), MSN029 (VH-OQF Charles Kingsford Smith), MSN047 (VH-OQG Charles Ulm)

Singapore Airlines: MSN019 (9V-SKG), MSN021 (9V-SKH), MSN034 (9V-SKI), MSN045 (9V-SKJ)

Air France: MSN033 (F-HPJA), MSN040 (F-HPJB)

For a definitive Airbus A380 production list click here.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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