According to new reports by Reuters, Airbus will join the list of manufacturers currently impacted by the industry’s current operating climate. As a result, the European plane maker has warned customers that there will be delays to their A320neo family jets in 2024.
The manufuaucuter, according to crucial Reuters sources, is quoting three months of delays potentially to the family of jets. These delays, however, are set to start in 2024. This means it allows the manufacturer to have a solid remaining calendar year.
Airbus and Boeing announced their first quarter deliveries last week, and it revealed that Boeing had outperformed its competitor in the sector for that quarter. While the overall amount was essentially minimal, it was a strong performance from Boeing, who had already seen multiple programs delayed or suspended.
Airbus has openly stated what 2023 will look like for them. While they aim to reach their delivery target of 720 units, supply chain difficulties could easily restrict them from doing this. It wouldn’t be the first year. Last year Airbus could not hit its final delivery target of 700, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.
The topic of aircraft delivery delays has quickly been thrown into the spotlight as the effects on customers become more felt. AerCap, a leading aircraft lessor based in Ireland, months ago, expressed how the two largest manufacturers needed to be more transparent with customers.