TOULOUSE, May 28 (Reuters) - Planemaker Airbus hinted at further production increases in its popular A320 series on Thursday, saying market demand would justify a leap to “more than 60 aircraft” a month.
Sales chief John Leahy said anticipated demand already exceeded the planemaker’s existing production goal of 50 planes a month and that Airbus was studying further increases.
Airbus currently produces 42 of the medium-haul planes a month and has already set an output goal of 50 a month by the first quarter of 2017.
Rival Boeing is looking at producing 52 of its competing 737 model a month by 2018. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Victoria Bryan)