Airbus has yet to sell a plane this year. The manufacturer made the news official on Friday, indicating that no orders had been placed in January. As in November and December 2020.
Due to the collapse in air traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are for the moment giving up their plans to purchase aircraft. In 2020, Airbus has already seen a 65% collapse in sales, with 268 net orders, most of them signed before the onset of the crisis.
Twenty-one devices delivered
But if the aircraft manufacturer has reduced its production rates by 40% since April 2020, the factories continue to operate. In January, 21 aircraft were delivered to 15 customers, including 16 of the most popular A320 Family. No new cancellations have come to darken an order book which remains well stocked, at 7,163 aircraft.
For the time being, Airbus still plans to increase its production rates by the end of the year: in the third quarter for the A320 family, from 40 aircraft produced per month to 43, then to 45 in the fourth quarter. .