Airbus has said it would increase production of its A320neo to 64 aircraft per month by the second quarter of 2023. It is even more than the average output in 2019.
The leading plane maker also asked its supply chain to adjust operations to allow a further rise to 70 aircraft in 2024.
“The aviation sector is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 crisis,” said chief executive Guillaume Faury.
Although many airlines still do not find themselves financially viable, Airbus looks ahead and predicts the commercial aircraft market to reach pre-pandemic levels between 2023 and 2025, led by single-aisle planes that usually carry 200-250 passengers.
However, in regard to A350 production, no drastic changes can be seen here. Airbus intends to increase it from five to six, but there is no clarity about the timing. Supposedly, it would start by autumn 2022.