Toulouse - Last month, Airbus delivered 27 commercial aircraft and received 20 orders, which are all for single-aisle aircraft.
After a record month in December, 2017 with 841 orders and 127 deliveries, Airbus announced more modest results for the first month of 2018. January transactions included orders from China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) for fifteen A320neo, and Spirit Airlines for five additional A320ceo. Nevertheless, the American low-cost has also canceled five A320neo, so the net orders became 15 aircraft.
Airbus accounts for 18,206 orders in 40 years of existence. The European manufacturer has achieved great success with A320 family. The Single-aisles correspond to 78% of the manufacturer's total orders with 14,135 units. The A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo variants alone account for 6,005 reservations, a third of total orders.
Regarding deliveries, Airbus delivered 21 A320 family aircraft to its customers in January. Two A330-300s have joined the fleets of the Chinese companies Shenzhen Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.
Four A350-900s were delivered respectively: one to China Airlines, another copy to Lufthansa, and two copies to Thai Airways.
As of January 31, 2018, the manufacturer's order book consisted of 7,253 aircraft still to be delivered, the equivalent of approximately nine years of production.