Un article intéressant des Australiens !
A part qu'une FAL à 15 Billions, hum ....
Par contre, Airbus cherche à accélérer la fab pour dégager des "Slots" et ils y arriveront certainement, reste à voir sous quelle forme ... mais ils ont besoin d'une unité à 4-5 par mois de plus,les fournisseurs sont préparés pour 13/mois, et visiblement Toulouse plafonnera à 10/ mois dans... 4ans , ce n'est pas suffisant
alors, le prochain mouvement ??
Toulouse, Mobile, Hambourg, où la Chine ??
--------------- Un large extrait de "The Age Australie, et le lien ! -------------http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/minijumbo-jet-battle-airbus-a350-takes-shape-20121031-28jjo.html
"Airbus is looking at ways of increasing A350-1000 production," a person familiar with the matter said.
It was not immediately clear whether this would be at the expense of production for the two smaller models of A350 or mean an increase in total production. There has been speculation the A350-800 could be scaled back
to focus on larger models.
A spokeswoman for EADS subsidiary Airbus declined specific comment on production for the A350-1000, but said production for the overall series - officially known as the A350 XWB - was designed to accommodate changes in demand.
"The A350 XWB final assembly line is designed to be flexible and to be able to produce all three members of the A350 family (-800, -900, -1000)," the spokeswoman said by email.
"We are working on a ramp-up to 10 per month to be reached four years after the first A350 XWB delivery and are constantly and closely following market trends so that we anticipate and adapt our production to meet our customers' needs."
At first, Airbus will focus on production of the 314-seat A350-900, the best-selling of all three A350 models and one designed to compete head-to-head with the 787 Dreamliner.
Airbus says the A350 will take to the skies in the summer of 2013 and enter service in the second half of 2014, a year later than originally scheduled. Three different models of the aircraft will seat between 270 and 350 people.
The first A350-1000 is due in 2017 but it is sold out until late-decade.