09 December 2015

1st A350 delivery for Cathay could be delayed.

Centre for Aviation (CAPA) expects that Cathay Pacific's 1st A350 delivery will be delayed from Feb/2016 to at least Mar/2016.

Source: Jujug Spotting

Cathay declined to specify dates, saying: "We aim to have our 1st A350-900 delivered in early 2016"

Cathay had previously regularly remarked about a Feb/2016 delivery date for its 1st A350.

Source: A380_TLS_A350

Industry sources say the deliveries are delayed due to last minute changes Cathay requested to the business class seat.

Cathay responded that: "Integrating a new cabin layout with a new cabin product for the very 1st time inevitably presents challenges”

Source: Jujug Spotting

“The Cathay Pacific team is working very closely with our cabin suppliers and Airbus to protect the integrity of the delivery program and ensure that our first A350-900 is delivered in early 2016."

Based on the article “Cathay Pacific A350 delivery delayed” published in CAPA

1 comment:

  1. With all the challenges with the interiors,Airbus needs this like a hole in the head.Still press on towards 2016-there is an awful lot to achieve next year.Thats when the ramp up should be at its most ernest. Production should be at least 3 per month or better 5 per month if schedule is to be met.