Airbus has reaffirmed its confidence in the airline’s resilience, and has set the stage for the launch of its flagship jets.
The European aerospace group confirmed plans to expand its A320 family of aircraft to 45 jets a month for the fourth quarter, and told vendors to prepare for the 64-month target by the second quarter of 2023. and 75 by 2025.
The company expects its monthly A350 aircraft to take off from five a month until the fall of 2022.
“The airline industry has begun to recover from the Covid-19 crisis,” said Guillaume Faury, a senior official.
Faury said the message to service providers would provide “transparency in all aspects of the industry to protect the necessary potential and be ready when the market needs it”.
Airbus and its US counterpart Boeing cut off the production of two or two aircraft between the third and a half last year when the epidemic began.
The prospect of a short-term recovery in aviation has grown with the introduction of vaccines around the world in spite of regional disruptions. One of the biggest challenges in the market is making sure that its long, hard chains prepare for the harvest to meet the expected demand.