Airbus expects to hit its target of raising core single-aisle production to 75 per month in 2026, an executive said on Monday after one of the aircraft industry's most influential leaders cast doubt on the plan.

"I think we are trying to set targets that we believe we can achieve. We believe we can achieve 75, otherwise we wouldn't say it," Airbus Head of Leasing Sinead Cormican told the Airline Economics conference in Dublin where Air Lease Corp Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy earlier cast doubt on Airbus' target.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Conor Humphries)