The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has been withholding permits which allow new aircraft (for Chinese airlines) to be delivered, resulting in delays for both Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The Chinese government is forcing airlines to delay introduction of aircraft into their fleets, with the result that new and ready airliners are standing idle while the carriers could use more capacity.
The airlines do not know why the country’s top planning agency and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) are withholding permits, industry sources said. ... In Tianjin in recent weeks several Airbus A320-family aircraft have been standing on aprons near the final assembly line where they were completed.
So, Airbus has reached a high level of production/deliveries last month, with March numbers almost matching the combined January + February totals. The month was particularly good for narrowbody deliveries, even though -neo deliveries are still hindered by P&W engine problems.
In the meantime, a lot of -neo inventory must be built, which should improve Q2 figures.
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2016 23:58:42 GMT 1 by philidor