(27 May 2021)
Airbus has confirmed that it plans to increase the
production rates of most of its aircraft.
The French aircraft manufacturer expects the commercial aircraft
market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, led by the single-aisle segment.
As such, the company will modify the production
rates of its aircraft as follows:
A320 Family: Airbus
has confirmed an
average A320 Family production rate of 45 aircraft per month in Q4
2021 and has called on suppliers to prepare for the future by securing
a firm rate of 64 by Q2 2023.
In anticipation of a continued market recovery, Airbus is also asking suppliers to enable a
scenario of rate 70 by Q1 2024.
Longer term, Airbus is
investigating opportunities for rates as high as 75 by 2025.
A220 Family: Airbus
is currently producing around five aircraft per month
from Mirabel and Mobile, a rate which will rise to around
six in early 2022. Airbus is also envisaging a monthly production
rate of 14 by the middle of the decade.
Currently at an average production rate of five per month, this is
expected to increase to six by autumn 2022.
Production remains at an average monthly production rate of two
“The aviation sector is beginning to
recover from the COVID19 crisis,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus
CEO. “The message to our supplier community provides visibility to
the entire industrial ecosystem to secure the necessary
capabilities and be ready when market conditions call for it. In
parallel, we are transforming our industrial system by optimising
our aerostructures set-up and modernising our A320 Family
production facilities. All these actions are set in motion to
prepare our future.”
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