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The CEO of one of the world’s largest airlines Airbus SE Guillaume Fori in an interview with Die Welt said on its readiness to fight for survival in the conditions of the General crisis of the global aviation industry for a pandemic coronavirus.
According to him, the state aid provided by European States for the sector, helped to accelerate the development of new technologies and to mitigate the effects of the crisis. However, difficulties remain.
During the 2020-2021 years, Airbus plans to reduce the volumes of production and deliveries by 40 percent, having agreed terms with customers. In April-may plan of the company was made by only 20 percent. So, in April managed to supply 14 is 75 aircraft. The company intends to issue not more than 40 aircraft best-selling A320 series in a month, but at the end of 2019, the parties discussed the production increase from 60 to 63 aircraft.
Among other measures under consideration — a reduction of staff. As told the Director General, state Airbus has about 90 thousand people. The final decision on personnel changes will be made in late July after negotiations with representatives of the Union. According to die Welt, the work can lose 12-15 thousand employees.
Fori also suggested that to restore pre-crisis levels will not until 2025. It is expected that the demand for single-aisle aircraft will grow faster than large aircraft. Therefore, in 2022-2023 years the management expects to gradually increase production of the A320.
According to experts, after the stabilization of civil aviation will be deprived of two major new aircraft, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400. German carrier Lufthansa has already turned out some of those models because of lower demand.
Another consequence of the pandemic coronavirus was a decline in the number of flights. The resumption of international flights will lead to a reduction in the number of passengers on the flight by one third and increase in the cost of tickets by 50 percent.
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