Toulouse - Airbus has received orders for five A320 family aircraft in August, bringing the number of total aircraft ordered this year to 219. The manufacturer has also delivered 54 aircraft in the same period, bringing the number of total aircraft delivered this year to 434.
August order figures include three A320ceo for Lufthansa and two A321neo for Air New Zealand. These last transactions bring net orders in the first eight months of 2018 to 219 aircraft. In the single-aisle series, the total consisted of 11, A319 / A320 / A321 aircraft and 145 A319 / A320 / A321neo aircraft. Net orders for widebody aircraft during the January-August period included four A330ceo and four A330neo aircraft, as well as 36 A350 XWBs and 14 A380s.
In August, Airbus delivered three A220, 42 A320 family aircraft, four A330-200 / A330-300, and five A350-900 / A350-1000 to 32 customers. We will particularly note the arrival of the first A350-900 XWB for Air China as well as for Sichuan Airlines (via AerCap) and the first A320neo for Gulf Air.
As of August 31st, there are 7415 aircraft in Airbus' backlog waiting to be delivered, which represents approximately nine years of production.