23 December 2015

Toilets supplied by Zodiac Aerospace impacting A350 FAL.

France's Zodiac Aerospace is behind schedule in supplying toilets for the Airbus A350.

Zodiac is starting to slowly emerge from a year-long crisis over delays in production of aircraft seats that disrupted some airplane deliveries.

The same day but in a different place… Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said the planemaker may miss its target for 15 A350 deliveries this year because of delays in receiving cabin fittings.

Zodiac Aerospace CEO Olivier Zarrouati told analysts on a conference call that resolving the delays in delivering onboard toilets would take only a "few months".

Zodiac said it was meanwhile ahead of schedule on deliveries of A350 electrical systems.

Zodiac has opened a new assembly line in Canada to support the production increase, which includes plans for a quadrupling of output to 60 aircraft in 2016.

"We are working very closely with Airbus to analyze our collective capacities to support the assembly line," Zarrouati said.

"It won't take as long to resolve as the seats...We are talking about a few months," he added.

Zodiac has announced a new reduction in the number of aircraft seats caught up by recent production delays to 300 units from 500 in late November and 1,700 in September.

Based on the article “Zodiac facing delays in delivering A350 aircraft toilets” published in Reuters.

1 comment:

  1. At last its out, its Zodiac-didn't they see this coming years ago when all the orders were coming in? Seems a crazy way to run a business. They are in effect holding Airbus to ransom.
    Time to look elsewhere for the future,all ones eggs in one basket is not wise.