It now appears that Delta will receive only one A321neo in 2020, versus a planned 16. Deliveries to American, JetBlue, and other international carriers are delayed, as Airbus has been unable to ramp-up production rapidly enough due to complications with assembling their Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) interiors that have multiple variations. The company is converting the A380 facility in Toulouse to be an A321 assembly line, in an effort to increase capacity in the near term.
Airbus plans to ramp A320neo family production, currently scheduled for 63 per month in 2021, then another 2 in 2022 and another 2 in 2023 to reach 67 per month. The company plans to deliver 880 commercial aircraft in 2020, up 2% over the 863 from last year.