Supplier Snags Sink A380 Delivery Target

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com

Airbus will miss its target of delivering at least 20 A380s this year owing to 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 ...

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