Airbus to increase A320 rate and shrink A330 production

Airbus will increase A320 family monthly production rates to 50 from the first quarter of 2017, while rates for the A330 are being cut to six from the first quarter of 2016 as it transitions to the A330neo.

1st Mar 2015


Airbus to increase A320 rate and shrink A330 production

Airbus will increase A320 family monthly production rates to 50 from the first quarter of 2017, while rates for the A330 are being cut to six from the first quarter of 2016 as it transitions to the A330neo.

Airbus currently makes 42 A320 family jets a month and is increasing this to 46 in 2016.

The OEM has already announced a rate cut for the A330 from 10 to nine from the fourth quarter of this year.

“As an aircraft manufacturer, it is our role, for our employees, partners, customers and investors to anticipate market demands whilst delivering on orders and managing revenues,” said Didier Evrard, executive vice president programmes.

“Given the success of the A320 Family, both CEO and NEO, we work closely with our supply chain, assess our manufacturing capabilities and decide on the most appropriate rate. On widebodies we are adjusting A330 production in preparation for transition to NEO while in parallel the A350 XWB is on a steep ramp-up.”
 

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