Airbus begins US-based production of A220, but is there a demand?

Daily Newsletter | August 7, 2019
Airbus announced on August 5, 2019, that the first team of A220 production workforce have begun work at its Mobile, Alabama, facility, marking the official start of manufacturing of the aircraft in the U.S. By the middle of the next decade, the site targets to produce between 40 and 50 A220s annually to satisfy growing demand for the jetliner from U.S.-based customers.
Boeing has been awarded a $55.5 million contract by the United States Air Force for the redesign of the KC-46A boom telescope actuator. The work is expected to be completed by February 2021.
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg calls the global 737 MAX grounding a “defining moment” for the company. 
Cathay Pacific, amidst a restructuring plan, has announced its results for H1 2019. The airline group, which consists of Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Air Hong Kong and the recently acquired HK Express showcased that the company is heading towards successfully completing the transformation plan.
If troubles with its pilots and repercussions from last year’s data breach incident were not enough, British Airways has just taken another hit. An IT system failure on August 7, 2019, has forced the UK’s flagship carrier to cancel and delay hundreds of flights across three London airports, stranding passengers during peak summer travel season. The problem has since been resolved, British Airways told AeroTime. 
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