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Air France wants to be compensated for the unavailability of A380.
The Company believes that the technical problems too frequent and most importantly, repairs for micro-cracks in the wings, will deprive the equivalent of an A380 full year.
Three years after its entry into service in the Air France fleet, the A380 remains a tension between Air France-KLM and Airbus. Like other airlines such as Emirates, the French company claimed financial compensation to the manufacturer for the shortfall caused by too many outages of its very large aircraft, as well as measures to improve their reliability. The amount of these damages could reach tens of millions of euros. To date, discussions with Airbus protracted, as did the negotiations for the order of 25 A350-announced in the summer of 2011 and still not signed, which is not limited to the single issue of engine maintenance Rolls-Royce.
According to our information, the availability rate of A380-essential data for company-indeed remains well below expectations causing too many delays and cancellations. Eight A380 in the colors of Air France, carrying more than 4,000 daily passengers would display another failure rate by about 3%, nearly double the rate commonly accepted. Abnormalities most often harmless, which generally cause delays, but sorely test the patience of Air France teams and sometimes its passengers.
In July, an A380 en route to Japan was forced to return to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, after being forced to offload its fuel over the Baltic. In January, Air France was even found two A380 down the same day, one in Johannesburg and one in Roissy. At Air France, refused to comment on the difficulties of the A380, in order not to tarnish the image of the flagship, which continues to exert a certain attraction to customers. But the staff, problems and repeated delays begin to tire. "On all new aircraft, there is a phase of" debugging ", says one. But in the case of the A380, it does not get better as quickly as anticipated and regularity is significantly worse than when the online other aircraft. "
Beyond issues specific to mature all new aircraft, the main concern of Air France remains the problem of micro-cracks discovered in the wings of the A380 structure that will require many weeks of immobilization to perform repairs. If Airbus is committed to defray the entire cost of repairs, which will cost him a total of some 360 million euros for the A380 hundred concerned, the manufacturer refuses to compensate the loss of gain related to the immobilization devices.
Or at Air France, it was the accounts: the program of inspections and repairs of the wings of A380 equivalent to immobilize the equivalent of a unit throughout the year, a shortfall of about 30 to 50 million euros. Commercial damage including Air France intends to be compensated. She is not the only one: the biggest customers for the A380, Emirates, which operates 25 A380s, also claiming to be indemnified. According to its CEO, Tim Clark, property caused by the problem of cracks already amounted to 90 million in March.
[Edited 2012-10-30 14:31:57]