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Airbus Speeds Jet Handovers in March for Year’s Best Month

  • March orders of 72 puts first-quarter total ahead of 2020’s
  • Uptick will ease concerns over undelivered inventory build-up
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Airbus SE handed over 72 aircraft last month, stepping up deliveries even as coronavirus flare-ups delayed a recovery in air travel.

The surge reported Thursday confirmed an earlier Bloomberg report and marked the best performance so far this year for the European planemaker. Its quarterly total of 125 surpassed the 122 aircraft delivered in the year-ago period, largely before the pandemic took hold.