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What caused the delay in A 389 release

Asked by thyagarajan mahadevan, 18 Jul '09 08:43 pm
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Airbus A380-900 In November 2007, Airbus top sales executive and COO John Leahy confirmed plans for an enlarged variant, the A380-900, which would be slightly longer than the A380-800 (79.473 m or 260240 ft).[107] This version would have a seating capacity of 650 passengers in standard configuration, and approximately 900 passengers in economy-only configuration. The development of the A380-900 is planned to start once production of the A380-800 variant reaches "40 planes per year " , expected to be in 2010. Given this time-line, the first A380-900s could be delivered to customers around 2015, about the same time as the A380-800F (freighter variant). Airlines that have expressed interest in the model include Emirates,[108] Virgin Atlantic,[109] Cathay Pacific,[110] Air France/KLM,[111] Lufthansa,[112] Kingfisher Airlines,[113] as well as the leasing company ILFC.[114] According to an interview in Airliner World magazine's December issue, Singapore Airlines CEO Chew Choon ...more
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 18 Jul '09 08:55 pm

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