Airbus benefitted from the two-month strike by the Boeing company, according to reports by the Associated Press. The strike gave suppliers more time to focus on Airbus orders, the company said.
Record-high orders at Boeing and Airbus meant suppliers were having a hard time keeping up with demand.
But a two-month strike by factory workers at Boeing that ended Nov. 2 “gave our critical suppliers some breathing space,” Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon said.
“Reduced demand from Boeing due to the strike allowed suppliers to focus on Airbus,” Dubon said.