TOULOUSE (Reuters) – Airbus is expecting a smoother flow of aircraft production in 2017, the planemaker’s chief executive said on Wednesday, after the company reported a record number of deliveries in December.
Airbus delivered a record 111 aircraft in December, with the last-minute surge allowing it to meet its delivery target for 2016 after supply chain problems hampered the planemaker earlier in the year.
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“Don’t go fast to the conclusion that this year we will maintain this delivery [rate] across 2017. We don’t intend to deliver 1,200 aircraft,” Fabrice Bregier told a news conference on Wednesday.