It sounds like Airbus' ability to increase A380 production early on is limited, so it will take a while to catch up with the 6-month delay. It will be interesting to see if Boeing is successful increasing their 787 production rate. Just goes to show how complex the logistics in commercial jet production are becoming.
(My apologies if this has already been posted, I've just gotten over a major network problem.)
LE BOURGET, France -- Airbus will take "several years" to meet the delivery schedule it originally laid out for its giant A380 airplane after delays resulting from wiring and weight issues, the company's chief operating officer said yesterday.
"The delays will run over a couple of years," Gustav Humbert, Airbus chief operating officer, said at a Paris Air Show briefing yesterday.