By Scott Hamilton
April 8, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus today said it will cut production of the A320, A330, and A350 lines due to COVID-19.
The new rates are:
Airbus is still assessing the A220 production rate. The Mirabel facility will return to 4/mo (from 5) but the Mobile (AL) facility is coming on line. Production is currently suspended to the end of the month.
“We are still assessing our industrial planning to adapt to the rapidly evolving situation as best as is possible in the current context,” an Airbus spokesman said.
“We are preparing our operations in Mirabel for restarting at a progressive return to rate 4, which we plan to stabilize until mid-2021, while our plan in Mobile is unchanged for now.” Mobile is producing at 1-2/mo.