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Airbus resumes work on modernisation of its A320 Family

Posted 12 May 2021 · Add Comment

Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse.

 

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Airbus said this will increase flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand.

 

The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line (FAL) will replace one of the original Toulouse A320 FALs. It will be installed in the former A380 Lagardère facility and should be operational by end 2022.

 

Initial plans to introduce A321 production capabilities in Toulouse were put on hold at the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, following the decision to reduce commercial aircraft production by around 40%. Now, with market recovery in sight and a potential return to pre-COVID production rates for single-aisle aircraft between 2023 and 2025, Airbus is resuming its activities for the project.

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