Sources: Airbus Tells Suppliers it Plans to Increase A320 Output to 53 Per Month by End of 2022 Written 12 May 2021


Airbus A320 Wizz Air | Credit: Piotr Hojka; Wikimedia

Reuters reports that Airbus “is asking key suppliers to get ready for a further 18% increase in A320-family jet output by the end of 2022, on top of existing targets for this year, as airlines eye a partial return to normal travel, industry sources said.” The sources said that the new plan would increase output to 53 A320s per month by the end of 2022, though Airbus has only said that it has tentative plans to increase output to 45 by the end of 2021. Currently, output is at 40 A320s per month. Airbus, “which had been enjoying record jet demand before the virus triggered widespread travel bans, cut output of its best-selling model by a third to 40 a month one year ago.”
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