As we predicted in May 2015, Airbus confirms it is to boost A320 production to 60 a month in mid-2019. The question is whether this is necessarily good news for the market? For the manufacturer the case is clear cut – get all lines working on the Neo as soon as possible. There is no debate there but there should be quite a few A320s coming off lease around 2020 as the eight year leases have generally been extended recently for an additional five years – and it is those aircraft that will be adversely affected. Conversely however, so many

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