PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Airbus has asked
suppliers to be ready to support an increase in production of
its best-selling single-aisle A320 jet family to 47 jets a month
as early as the second half of 2020, the European planemaker
said on Thursday.
"For the A320 family, we plan to maintain rate 40 until
summer next year and we have asked the supply chain to protect
rate 47 to be prepared for when the market recovers," a
spokesman said, confirming a Financial Times report, adding that
no decision had been taken on whether to carry out the plan.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)