Friday, October 30, 2015

New hike in A320 production?

Airbus is poised to increase production of its best-selling A320 jet after reaching a compromise with suppliers over the capacity of the supply chain, people familiar with the matter said. The decision could be announced as early as Friday. It would push output of the jet beyond its latest target of 50 a month, but fall short of recent expectations of a new goal of as high as 63. Airbus declined to comment. (Source: Reuters, 10/29/15) Gulf Coast note: Airbus this summer began building A320 family jetliners at its newest manufacturing center in Mobile, Ala. It also builds them in Germany, France and China.