EUROPE & CIS: Possible 2011 ramp-up of A320 production
Airbus COO-customers, John Leahy said recently that the manufacturer may ramp up A320 family aircraft production to 40 per month as early as the end of 2010 or early 2011, a signal that the industry has some confidence in an impending economic recovery. Leahy said that a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbest caseÃ¢â‚¬™ outlook saw a two per cent […]
June 1, 2009
Leahy said that a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbest caseÃ¢â‚¬™ outlook saw a two per cent year-on-year drop in RPKs this year, four per cent growth next year and a six per cent increase in 2011, while a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœworst caseÃ¢â‚¬™ scenario featured a four per cent decline in 2009, static results in 2010 and the same six per cent increase the following year.
He also claimed that the A320 family will Ã¢â‚¬Å“stay in demandÃ¢â‚¬Â for at least another decade, adding that only two per cent of the global A320 fleet is in storage compared to 19 per cent of the worldÃ¢â‚¬™s B737 and MD-80s/90s.