Airbus hopes to produce 45 A320 family planes per quarter by the end of the year, down from the 47 initially anticipated. A decision on a potential change in A350 production rates has been postponed.
Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers last year, down by a third from 2019. However, the manufacturer said the figure represented the “resilience” of its business model.
Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the popular airliner. It is the first Airbus aircraft delivered to national carrier of Uganda, which was established in 2019.
The new A330-800 will replace the flag-carrier of Greenland’s ageing Airbus A330-200ceo and secure operations linking the Arctic island with Denmark from end of 2022 onwards.
The new generation widebody aircraft is the latest addition to Airbus’ product line, highlighting a strategy to keep offering its customers increased operational efficiency.
European plane manufacturer Airbus as reported a loss of €641 million for the first nine months of the financial year, down from a profit of €3,593 million in 2019.
The Scandinavian carrier has taken delivery of the first of three A321LR planes on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The plane is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.
Athens-based airline, Sky Express, has placed an order for four A320neos, becoming an Airbus customer for the first time. The airline has selected CFM-International’s Leap-1A engines to power its aircraft.
The European Union has been given licence to impose new border taxes on up to $4 billion on goods from the United States annually as punishment for subsidies provided to Boeing.
The Airbus plane includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalogue, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories.
These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations.
Airbus delivered 49 aircraft last month, and logged four orders, its first for almost four months. The European giant logged the sale of two A321neos and two A320neos.