With the rash of orders at Paris, we asked Airbus today how long a customer would need to wait for delivery of a new aircraft, if ordered after the show. The results are quite astounding.
For a new A320 family, the first delivery position is 2014, and for a neo, late 2018 to early 2019. For an A330 the first available position is 2014, an A380 2015, and the A350, late 2018 to 2019.
Of course, the folks in Toulouse may be looking at production increases for several fast selling models if several campaigns underway prove fruitful. While there always seems to be a way to juggle a few slots, the record demand at Paris has Airbus facing the happy dilemma asking how to deliver so many airplanes in a shorter period of time.