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  • Zero A380s Delivered in April [Corrected]
    Posted by Brian Bostick 4:39 AM on May 07, 2013

    For the second time this year, a full month went by without any A380 deliveries.

    According to Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database, Airbus delivered an A380 on March 21st. No A380s were delivered in both January and April 2013.

    Airbus' goal of 25 A380 deliveries for 2013 is likely still achievable, however. Four A380s had been delivered in 2013 as of April 30th with 21 A380s left to deliver. This leaves an average of three deliveries per month through the rest of the year to reach the goal. A deeper analysis of AWIN's Fleet database shows 14 A380s at Airbus' Finkenwerder plant undergoing interior installation and other work prior to being delivered to the customer, some of which have been there since November 2012 after being ferried from Toulouse's A380 assembly line.

    As of April 30, total A380 orders stand at 262 with 101 deliveries.

    [Editor's Note: The first version of this post contained erroneous numbers for May. We apologize for the error.]

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