Airbus is to slow plans to increase production rates on its A320 and A330/A340 family aircraft.

"We decided due to the uncertainties in the aviation market caused by worldwide financial crisis to review production plans for the A320 family aircraft," it says. "In December we will reach 36 and we will keep at that rate instead of going to 40 as previously planned in 2010."

Similarly plans to raise the production rate of its A330/A340 family by the end of 2010 have also been scaled back. It now builds eight a month and will grow this to 10 a month by the end of 2010 rather than 11 a month.

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Source: Flight International