Airbus CEO: Demand for single-aisle jets to increase ‘sharply’ in 2022

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said Thursday that while the outlook for an aerospace rebound remains complex globally, the outlook for the U.S. is “quite bullish and looking for a very strong summer” and that a ramp-up in demand for single-aisle jetliners, such as those it builds in Alabama, “is coming sooner now.”

Faury spoke Thursday during a conference call on the company’s first-quarter financial results. While optimistic, Faury’s remarks also were cautious. For the remainder of 2021, the company isn’t escalating production plans beyond what it had already forecast. The company aims to deliver the same number of commercial aircraft as it did in 2020.