Airbus plans to raise the production rate on its narrowbody line from the current 42 aircraft per month to 46 by the second quarter of 2016. The move will be preceded by an interim increase from 42 to 44 aircraft in the first quarter of 2016. The increase had been expected after Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said in January that single-aisle output has “upside potential.” The decision follows a similar increase by its competitor, Boeing, on its 737 line. It reverses the company’s ...

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