Delta Delays US$5 Billion of Jet Deliveries, A Blow to Airbus - Including 64 A220 (CSeries) Made In USA
Where will Airbus store those 64 A220 aircraft made in Mobile, Alabama?
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October 13, 2020 - by Mary Schlangenstein for www.bloombergquint.com
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(Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. is delaying $5 billion in aircraft deliveries until after 2022, dealing a blow to Airbus SE as the U.S. carrier braces for years of weak travel demand.
The deferral agreement includes about $2 billion in planes that were scheduled to be handed over this year, Delta said in a statement Tuesday as it reported worse-than-expected quarterly results.
The delays will also affect a small number of CRJ regional jets made by Bombardier Inc., Delta said, without disclosing the total number of aircraft affected.
The revamped delivery schedule will ease cash strains during the next two years as Delta shrinks its operations to contend with the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused an unprecedented collapse in commercial flying.
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