Airbus Reports A220 Integration On Track!
April 23, 2019 - by Graham Warwick for atwonline.com
Integration of the former Bombardier CSeries program into Airbus is progressing well, the head of Airbus in Canada said.
"We will deliver more aircraft in the second half of the year than we did in the first half as we continue to ramp up," said Philippe Balducci, CEO of the Airbus-led partnership that now builds the narrowbody airliner as the A220.
"Our first focus was to preserve the operations to ensure continuity and make sure customers were not impacted. That has been successful," he told the Aero Montreal conference in Montreal on April 16. Airbus took control of the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) from Bombardier on July 1, 2018.
Noting that the Bombardier CEO "is still very involved in the program," Balducci said, "There is a strong focus within Airbus senior management on this. Sales just take time, we have to be patient."