Little progress on A330 production gap

Subscription required. Introduction Leeham logo with Copyright message compactWith the end of the year a mere five weeks away, Airbus appears to have made little progress in closing its production gap for the A330. Summary
  • Airbus still has a gap of approaching 150 production slots at current and announced rates between now and the planned EIS of the A330neo in December 2017.
  • Launch of A330neo helps, but does not cure production gap--especially between now and 2018.
  • No Chinese order for A330 Regional after more than a year.
  • AirAsiaX deferring orders--and will some CEO orders be swapped for the NEO?

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