Airbus says plans to lift A320 production still warranted

By: | Published: July 12, 2016 3:21 PM

Airbus's plans to raise production of its top-selling A320 family of single-aisle jets are "still warranted", the European planemaker's sales chief said on Tuesday, amid aviation industry concerns about a faltering global economy.

Airbus plans to eventually lift production of A320 jets to 60 a month, from around 42 currently. (Reuters)Airbus plans to eventually lift production of A320 jets to 60 a month, from around 42 currently. (Reuters)

Airbus’s plans to raise production of its top-selling A320 family of single-aisle jets are “still warranted”, the European planemaker’s sales chief said on Tuesday, amid aviation industry concerns about a faltering global economy.

Airbus plans to eventually lift production of A320 jets to 60 a month, from around 42 currently.

When asked whether Airbus would announce further orders for its A321neo model on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow in southern England, John Leahy replied: “Hope so.”

He also said he was disappointed at the time it was taking to get U.S. licences for Airbus’s planned sale of jets to Iran.

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