|Quoting Amirs (Reply 5):|
I though they delayed by half a year because Airbus delayed the delivery by half a year.
Initially, they were to be delivered in April 2007.
Then it was delayed to November 2007.
was not very "happy" to start flying the A380 during the winter season and Airbus began to have problems with the first customers (SQ, QF
) because of the delay so AF
& Airbus found an agreement that would satisfy them both :
delayed the delivery to April 2008 so it will enable Airbus to reduce the initial delay for the first customers.
This agreement includes also financial compensations from Airbus to AF
(and probably more "secret" deals concerning eventual future orders ... but that's just my opinion).