Airbus Preps Its Suppliers Up For A 18% Output Hike in 2022

Europe’s Airbus is asking key suppliers to get ready for a further 18% increase in A320-family jetliner output on top of current targets to 53 a month by end-2022, as airlines gear up for a return towards normal travel, industry sources said.

The goal remains informal and Airbus has only committed to raising output in two steps to 45 a month by end-2021 from the current level of 40. But it represents the first numerical indication of the shape of recovery Airbus plans for next year.