Airbus to Convert A380 production line for A321neo
As the Airbus A380 sales have taken a nosedive and the production was decided to be halted, Airbus has taken a smart decision to utilize the A380 production line for the production of Airbus A321neo. Since the demand for Airbus A321neo surges and gained. Production of A321neo at the A380 production line will start from 2022.
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The Airbus is positive on the decision of converting the A380 production line. Airbus says that the new facility will enable airbus to increase “Productivity and Flexibility”.
“We are enjoying unprecedented high demand for our winning A320neo Family and especially its A321 Long Range (LR) and Xtra Long Range (XLR) derivatives. In order to optimize the industrial flow, we have decided to increase our global A321 production capacity and flexibility as well as to establish a next-generation Final Assembly Line in Toulouse.” – Michael Schoellhorn, Airbus Chief Operating Officer
Airbus A321neo is most the ordered jet in the Airbus A320 neo family. The Airbus A320 family is the most successful single-aisle aircraft ever made in aviation history. The NEO variant received more than 7000 orders from more than 100 customers. 45% of the total order count is for A321neo because of its enhanced features, reliability, fuel economy and range.
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