Airbus would not only have ended the A380 program, but also completed production of the A320ceo family in December. According to reports, the A321-200 msn 10315 was delivered to Delta Air Lines on December 16, marking the end of the classic jetliner series.
The end of production of the A320ceo, which has been assembled since 1988, takes place even with 27 aircraft pending delivery. The explanation is these orders are considered unlikely for different reasons.
Most of them (13 planes) refer to an Iran Air order, but which is prohibited from receiving them due to sanctions on Iran established in 2016.
Ural Airlines has seven A320-200s on order, however, has decided to take only the A320neo. Two A319 (Hamburg International Airlines), four A320 (Mexicana de Aviácion) and another A320 (China Aviation Supplies Company) are part of agreements with companies that no longer exist.
Delta, therefore, became the A320ceo’s only remaining customer, having received its latest aircraft from the Mobile plant. Since the end of 2020, Airbus no longer produces the classic series in Europe, leaving only its installation in the US as an assembly line for the jet.
If planemaker ever confirms the official shutdown of production for the A320ceo family, an exact 8,100 aircraft will have been produced in 33 years.
The A320 family, however, is still in production with the Neo series, which is already approaching the number of orders of its predecessor.