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Airbus pays pounds 20m for late deliveries.

AIRCRAFT maker Airbus is reported to have paid around pounds 20m to Malaysian Airlines as partial compensation for the late delivery of its A380 superjumbos.

Azmil Zahruddin, chief executive of the Kuala Lumpur-based national carrier, said the Airbus compensation was based on delays in delivery for six A380 planes from 2007 to late 2011.

Airbus recently further delayed delivery to the first half of 2012 and more compensation is expected, he said.

Earlier this month Airbus chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier said the decision to push back delivery of Malaysian Airlines' first superjumbo had been negotiated some months ago after Airbus was forced to adjust its delivery schedule due to hiccups in the A380''s industrial process.

The wings for the A380 are made at the Broughton Airbus factory, Flintshire.

The A380 is running years behind the original delivery scheduling.

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Date:May 18, 2010
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