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The wiring problems which earlier this year forced Airbus parent company EADS to delay delivery of its A380 by six months continue to plague the roll-out programme.

According to the BBC, EADS is planning a further six month hold-up, "again linked to wiring problems".

The EADS press statement says: "EADS does not confirm nor deny specific information reported by various media relating to the A380 program because the review of the program is not completed yet.

"Although [the] company's assessment is still under way, continuing industrialisation challenges with the wiring of production aircraft have been identified and are being tackled. Consequently, from what is known today, there will be further delays. The current status is that we have not finalised the schedule of deliveries nor the financial impact of any delays."

The financial impact may be severe. Back in June, EADS estimated annual losses of €500m between 2007 and 2010 associated with the revised delivery schedule. Among the airlines waiting to get their hands on the 159 aircraft currently on order are Emirates (43 orders), Lufthansa (15), Qantas (12) and Virgin Atlantic (6). ®

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