Airbus Pursues Rate Increases As Supplier Concerns Persist

Airbus MSN11000
Airbus rolled out MSN11000, the first A321XLR flight-test aircraft, on May 2. Its first flight is planned before the end of June.
Credit: Airbus
Airbus is slowly firming up its plans to raise A320neo-family production to 75 aircraft per month. The move was planned for more than a year and was not unexpected, and customer demand may justify it. But the step-up is still being met with skepticism about the supply chain’s ability to cope with it...

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