The COVID-19 Crisis Will Slow The Momentum Of The Airbus A220...
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April 13, 2020 - by Sylvain Larocque for journaldemontreal.com
The almost total immobilization of world air traffic forced Airbus to postpone until next year the increase in the rate of production of the A220, the former Bombardier CSeries.
Before the suspension of its activities, on March 23, the Mirabel factory, where 2,700 people work, produced four A220 aircraft per month. The program was doing good had 58 orders since the start of the year.
Airbus planned to gradually increase the rate to five planes per month, in order to reach the objective of delivering 10 planes per month "towards the middle of the decade".
The coronavirus has turned everything upside down.
"The acceleration rate 4 to 5 pace will be slower than what we had expected, so we remain stable at 4 cadence longer, up to half of 2021," said Annabelle Duchesne Airbus Canada.
"For the future, we cannot speculate," she added. We assess our industrial planning according to the situation in the current context, the objective being to adapt as best as possible to customer requests. "
Two of the A220's largest customers, Delta Air Lines and airBaltic, recently indicated that they have no plans to take possession of any new aircraft...
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