(Paris) Airbus did not register a new order in January and delivered 21 commercial aircraft to 15 customers this month, the European aircraft maker announced on Friday.
This is the third month in a row that Airbus has abandoned plans to buy new planes amid an air traffic crash due to the epidemic.
Orders fell by 65% in 2020
In 2020, 65% of its orders collapsed, with 268 net orders, the most recorded before the epidemic spread in the spring.
The aircraft manufacturer, on the other hand, did not explain any order cancellations in January.
It also delivered 21 aircraft this month, including 16 aircraft belonging to the A320 family, he said in a press release.
A220 production rate increases
Airbus, which cut its production rates by almost 40% in April in line with the new situation, is showing “careful optimism” for the future.
It plans to increase the production rate of its single-aisle aircraft from 40 A320 family aircraft per month (A319, A320 and A321) to 43 in the third quarter and 45 in the fourth quarter of 2021 and four to four of its A220. For five flights per month. 2021 months from the end of the first quarter.
Larger aircraft production is expected to be stable at five A350s and two A330s per month.
Its order book stood at 7,163 aircraft at the end of January, of which 5,869 were in the A320 family.