The planes are taking off again, and this return is reflected in an increase in orders from the manufacturer Airbus, which intends to increase the production rate of the A320. Good news for subcontractors.
The horizon is brightening for the aeronautics sector. A320 orders are on the rise faster than expected. One of the manufacturer’s subcontractors, in Normandy, is delighted. “The crisis was so deep, there we start to see a tunnel that lights up“, Explains Nicolas Voiriot, president of the Jacques Dubois company, which manufactures high-tech cables. Its products will be produced in larger quantities as soon as Airbus calls on the company again, within a few months.
75 aircraft per year in 2025
Airbus plans to deliver 45 planes by the end of 2021, 64 planes in 2023 and 75 in 2025. The recovery is riding Chinese demand. So his subcontractor plans to hire 10 people this year with the recovery looming. She had managed not to fire. But aeronautical SMEs will need a few years to fully recover.