Airbus has been hit by problems with the Superjumbo, namely wing crack issues that have hit many of the airlines who fly the A380. Airbus is spending upwards of $600 million to fix the cracks and that has delayed new deliveries.
IAG (International Airlines Group) CEO Willie Walsh said they are not worried and realize there will be a delay:
“We are in discussions with Airbus about deliveries. The A380 deliveries will be pushed back and it’s likely we will continue to take delivery of the A380s in 2013 but it will be probably towards the third quarter of the year before we take delivery of those aircraft.”
The airline has ordered a total of 12 A380s.
IAG is the parent company of British Airways.