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.