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MAY 2021

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Airbus flags potential production rate of 75 A320s a month by mid-2020s

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May 27th 2021

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Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, said today the commercial aircraft market was expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels between 2023 and 2025 when he outlined production targets for the company’s aircraft programs. Read More » Airbus forecast it will manufacture 45 A320 family aircraft a month by the final quarter of 2021 with the production rate rising to 64 by the second quarter of 2023. It will then potentially have 70 aircraft coming off the production line each month by 2024 and 75 by 2025. The A220 program is producing five aircraft a month and will increase output to six monthly by early 2022, Faury said. The Toulouse headquartered manufacturer is "envisaging a monthly production rate of 14 A220s by the middle of the decade", he said. The A350 production rate was expected to rise from five to six a month by 2022. A330 output will remain at two a month.

“The aviation sector is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 crisis”, Faury said. “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."

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