Airbus: 40 orders and 38 deliveries in February 2018
Toulouse - In February 2018, Airbus recorded 40 orders including 20 A380. The company also delivered 38 aircraft including the first A350-1000.
In its statement, the European aircraft manufacturer puts forward the firm order from Emirates for 20 A380.
The deliveries for the latest generation A380s will begin in 2020, ensuring a sustainable production rate of six copies per year over the next ten years,said the manufacturer.
On February 7, Airbus has announced an adjustment for the production of its superjumbo from 2020 and the A400M, military transport aircraft.
The 20 A320neo have been reserved by an unidentified buyer.
With 17 cancellations and conversions recorded since the beginning of the year, total net orders reached 43 aircraft for the first two months of 2018.
For the deliveries, Airbus highlights that of the first A350-1000 to the launch company, Qatar Airways. In addition, there are seven more widebodies (A350-900) delivered to several customers: 1 to Ethiopian Airlines, 1 to Singapore Airlines, 1 to Air Lease Corporation for Malaysia Airlines, 1 to Lufthansa, 1 to Delta Air Lines, 1 to ALAFCO for Thai Airways International and 1 to AerCap for Hong. Kong Airlines.
Airbus has also delivered one A330-200 to its Defense and Space division, which will convert it into a Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the South Korean Air Force.
Last month's single-aisle deliveries are 29 A320 family aircraft including nine A320neo and one A321neo.
As of the end of February 2018, Manufacturer's backlog includes 7,243 aircraft to be delivered: 6,226 A320, 308 A330, 700 A350 and 109 A380.