Airbus in September achieved the highest number of monthly passenger plane deliveries since the start of the year, but reported no sales, as the liquidity drain continues for airlines in crisis.
Data from the European aircraft maker said on Friday that the company delivered 57 aircraft in September, up from 39 in August, which brings total deliveries in the first nine months of the year to 341, down 40% from the same period of the year. 2019.The decline coincides with a 40% drop in production due to the Corona virus crisis, as Airbus decided last month to keep the new rates unchanged. A large number of aircraft were delivered from accumulated stocks.
Sector sources said that Airbus reduced its forecasts at the beginning of the pandemic, but internally it aims to deliver about 500 aircraft in 2020, and has made almost three quarters of its way towards its goal.
Airbus total deliveries in 2019 reached an all-time high of 863 aircraft.