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Just 20 aircraft delivered in April, says ADS

May 28, 2020

ADS, representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, says deliveries of planes hit a record low in April, with just 20 aircraft delivered:13 single-aisle aircraft and seven widebody, reports Production Engineering Solutions.

370 aircraft order cancellations were recorded in the first four months of the year, says the article. The overall aircraft order backlog fell below 14,000 due to cancellations.

ADS chief executive Paul Everitt is reported as saying: “The aerospace industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and urgent steps need to be taken by the Government to protect our highly skilled, high value workforce in every part of the UK.”

The organisation has set out five priorities for action:

  1. A pragmatic and proportionate plan to resume flights and enable travel as soon as the crisis allows.
  2. Extension and flexibility for employment support measures that will be needed for many months in a sector that faces a long road to recovery.
  3. Rapid expansion of Government support for low carbon aerospace technology, putting the UK at the forefront of the drive to develop and manufacture more sustainable aircraft.
  4. An evolution of business support measures that unlocks finance for manufacturing supply chains.
  5. Bringing forward public procurement programmes to support jobs and cashflow, particularly in defence and space.

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