Airbus CEO Expects to Resolve ‘Glider’ Aircraft by End of Year

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury said he’s hopeful to have fixed supply issues by the end of the year that will allow the manufacturer to clear out all of its so-called gliders — fully built aircraft sitting on the ground without engines.

The planemaker now has 26 planes without engines, six more than at the end of May, Faury said in an interview at the Farnborough air show. Faury said engine manufacturers CFM International and Pratt & Whitney have assured him that they were ramping up production and that the issue should start getting better by the third quarter.