Airbus: 85 orders and 81 deliveries in October 2018
Toulouse - Airbus received 85 commercial aircraft orders in October for its re-engineered A320neo family single aisles and A330neo widebodies. European manufacturer delivered 81 aircraft in the same period from the A220, A320, A330 and A350 XWB product lines.
The 67 aircraft orders were placed for the manufacturer's best selling single aisles A321neo and A320neo aircraft. Vietnamese carrier Vietjet ordered 50 Airbus A321neo while the German flag carrier Lufthansa to purchase 17 Airbus A320neo.
In the widebody segment, Airbus received orders eighteen A330neo. An undisclosed customer placed an order for ten copies of the model's favorite version A330-900. On the other hand, Kuwait Airways preferred the shorter variant A330-800 (eight copies), which suffers for long from the lack of demand.
The October orders brought Airbus’ net orders to 340 aircraft since the beginning of the year - 264 A320 family aircraft (250 A319/A320/A321neo and 14 A319/A320/A321ceo), 26 A330 family aircraft (22 A330neo and four A330ceo), 36 A350 XWB, and 14 A380.
In the same period, Airbus delivered 81 aircraft to 40 customers around the globe, including two A220, 67 A320 Family aircraft (48 A320/A321neo and 29 A320/A321ceo), three A330-200/A330-300, and nine A350-900/1000.
The most remarkable event during the October deliveries that Delta Airlines became the first U.S. carrier to receive an Airbus A220.
As of the end of October, Airbus has 7,386 aircraft on its backlog waiting for delivery, which stands for a nine-year of production at current rates.