JamesCousins wrote:Geoff1947 wrote:audidudi wrote:So what is the status of QR MSNs 214, 215, 229, 237, 241, 249 and 266? The first two have had their first flights, however the next four are all in primer without engines installed, and thus haven't flown, so wouldn't they also be classified as being "stored" as there has been no activity on these frames for up to 8 months (in the case of MSN 249).
Gets discussed a lot, the general consensus is that Airbus are finishing off these frames at a rate that suits QR, who have had to slow their expansion plans. No suggestion that they won’t be taken. People used to Boeing’s practices often seem surprised that Airbus frames spend so much time outside during production.
I wonder if QR get some incentive/compensation for allowing other frames to 'push in', or whether it's just a win win for both parties...
Without being privy to the details. You could probably guess that Airbus would be more accommodating to their largest A350 customers needs, than say a customer that only has a handful of orders.