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Airbus provides suppliers with an update on production plans

Consistent with its market outlook and recovery plan

Airbus continues to expect the commercial aircraft market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, led by the single-aisle segment. The Company is therefore providing suppliers with an update of its production plans, giving visibility in order to schedule necessary investments and secure long term capacity and production rate readiness, in line with the expected recovery.

A-320 Family: the industry confirms an average A-320 Family production rate of 45 aircraft per month in Q4 2021 and calls on suppliers to prepare for the future by securing a firm rate of 64 by Q2 2023. In anticipation of a continued recovering market, Airbus is also asking suppliers to enable a scenario of rate 70 by Q1 2024. Longer term, the company is investigating opportunities for rates as high as 75 by 2025.

A-220 Family: Currently at around rate five aircraft per month from Mirabel and Mobile, the rate is confirmed to rise to around six in early 2022. The giant is also envisaging a monthly production rate of 14 by the middle of the decade.

A-350 Family: Currently at an average production rate of five per month, this is expected to increase to six by Autumn 2022.

A-330 Family: Production remains at an average monthly production rate of two per month.

The firm is protecting its ability to further adapt as the market evolves.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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