Mark Tami MP commends Airbus for the single aisle rate increases

To match ongoing high demand for its best-selling A320 Family, Airbus has taken the decision to further increase the production rate of the Single Aisle Family to 60 aircraft a month in mid-2019. The decision follows thorough studies on production ramp-up readiness in the supply chain and in Airbus sites to allow the ramp-up.

Mark Tami MP was delighted with the news; “This really is great news for the area. To have such an influential business based in Alyn and Deeside is one thing but to see it thriving and increasing production rate is exciting to see. Airbus will extend its capacity in Hamburg and Toulouse which will of course have a positive knock-on effect in Broughton.”

“The growing Single Aisle demand and impressive backlog for both CEOs and NEOs led us to decide on a further ramp-up,” said Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President Programmes. “I am confident that we have the highest skilled teams and the right solutions in place to gradually move to the highest production rate ever achieved in civil aviation history.”

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 12,200 orders since launch and more than 6,700 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide. The A320 Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.