With conflicting news reports over did the letters Airbus sent to customers specifically refer to potentially new delivery delays in the A380 program or not, we today spoke to one of the airlines at the center of the controversy. We’re told that the reporting media took some liberties with interpretation about what was in the letter and what it meant.
While the carrier declined to provide us a copy of the letter so we could see for ourselves, our interpretation (we deliberately choose this word for the irony here) of the airline’s comment is that delays were not mentioned.
Qantas Airways received the aforementioned letter and told a local newspaper that nothing about a delay was contained in it. The news report of this letter is here.