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Airbus Tells Suppliers to Be Ready to Increase A320 Production to 47 Jets A Month

Oct 23, 2020, 09:13 AM by Lawrence Garrett
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Reuters reports that Airbus “has asked suppliers to be ready to support a conditional 18% increase in production of its best-selling single-aisle A320 jet family once demand recovers from the coronavirus crisis, the European planemaker said on Thursday.” Airbus “said it had asked suppliers to ‘protect’ a production rate of 47 A320-family jets a month, up from 40, meaning it wants suppliers to be ready to support that rate when needed.” The plan “for an increase depends on a comprehensive recovery of the planemaker’s biggest customers that have ordered hundreds of jets, including airlines in Southeast Asia which are currently struggling to take deliveries, industry sources said.”
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