Although Airbus is seeing improvements in yields among its airline customers and is ramping up narrowbody production at the end of the year, CEO Louis Gallois is still cautious about order intake, not just for this year but also next. “I don’t see the full recovery of the market in 2011,” he cautions. With Airbus boosting output and deliveries to surpass 500 units next year, the aircraft maker will likely suffer another year of lower order intake than deliveries even in 2011.

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Airbus Waits To Exhale, Now Not Until 2012, Over Order Intake".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.