Tag: production rate cut

Airbus A380 and A400M Production Cuts Put 3700 Jobs at Risk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the previously announced changes to the A380 and A400M delivery plans, Airbus confirms the formal adjustment of production rates for its A380 and A400M programmes. The new plan, which was presented to the European Works Council, involves the production of six A380s per year starting from 2020 and eight A400Ms per year, also as […]

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft. “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, it is clear we will have to shut down the program,” Leahy said, speaking on Airbus’ 2017 orders and deliveries webinar. During […]

Boeing Plans Additional 777 Production Rate Cut In 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has informed employees that the 777 production rate will be reduced from seven per month to five per month in August 2017, meaning the program’s production rate will be cut twice in 2017. The manufacturer had previously decided to lower 777 production from the current rate of 8.3 aircraft per month to seven monthly […]