A320. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Airbus will increase the monthly production rate of A320 family aircraft to 38 in August 2011 and to 40 in the 2012 first quarter. The current rate is 34, rising to 36 from December (ATW Daily News, May 12). The manufacturer said that “the decision to raise its single-aisle production rate is driven by the continuing strong demand for the A320 family and a record backlog in excess of more than 2,200 aircraft." Executive VP-Programs Tom ...

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