Airbus reports record orders and deliveries
European aircraft maker Airbus reported logging orders for 41 jet aircraft from its widebody and single-aisle product lines in September, while delivering 71 aircraft during a month of activity that surpassed the 9,000th overall delivery milestone for the best-selling A320 Family.
Global lessor AerCap ordered five A320neos in September, while one undisclosed customer ordered 10 A321neos, another booked 10 A220-100s and a third signed for four A220-300s. Completing the month’s new business were orders from Air Asia X for 12 A330-900.
The month’s deliveries were made to 42 customers and were paced by the A320 Family with 48 (40 in the NEO configuration and eight CEO versions). This brought the grand total of A320s delivered to 9,027 as of 30 September.
The month’s other jetliner deliveries involved seven single-aisle A220s, along with 16 wide-body aircraft composed of four A330s (three in the NEO configuration, and 1 CEO) and 12 A350-900/A350-1000 versions of the A350 XWB.
In delivery “firsts” during September, Air France received its A350-900; Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines its A321neo; and EGYPTAIR its A220-300.
Taking the latest orders, deliveries and cancellations into account, Airbus’ backlog of jetliners remaining to be delivered as of 30 September stood at 7,133 aircraft. The single-aisle total was composed of 5,768 A320 Family jetliners and 435 A220s; while the wide-body tally involved 601 A350 XWBs, 278 A330s and 51 A380s.