To ensure a smooth production transition from the current A320 to the New Engine Option (NEO), Airbus plans to make parts for the re-engined version at the rate of 44 per month from the start, rather than instituting a gradual build-up. “We have no room for delays and recovery during the cut over from the old aircraft to the new which is very fast,” says Klaus Rowe, Airbus A320NEO family senior VP. Speaking at an event marking completion of the first Pratt & Whitney (P&W) ...

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