Airbus: no new aircraft orders in February, but 55 deliveries

Toulouse, France - Airbus has recorded net orders for 274 commercial aircraft from its A220, A320, and A350 XWB Families in January, but no new orders in February.

In February, Airbus delivered 55 aircraft to 35 customers. Single-aisle deliveries in February involved 40 A320 Family aircraft (composed of 37 NEO versions and three in the CEO configuration), plus four A220s. For Airbus widebody aircraft, seven A350 XWBs were provided in the A350-900 configuration and two A350 XWBs in the A350-1000 configuration; along with two A330 Family aircraft (composed of one NEO version and one CEO).

Airbus registered three new airlines in its A320neo operator base this month. Swiss International Air Lines became a new A320neo operator after taking delivery of its first of 25 A320neo aircraft on order. EGYPTAIR, the national carrier of Egypt, received its first A320neo on lease from AerCap, while Airbus made its first A320neo delivery to flyadeal, the low-cost carrier in Saudi Arabia on lease from Avolon.
Among the month’s notable deliveries was the first A350-900 delivered to Aeroflot, the national airline of Russia, out of 22 aircraft of the type on order.

Airbus’ backlog of aircraft remaining to be delivered as of 29 February stood at 7,670. This total was comprised of 6,209 A320 Family aircraft and 547 A220s, as well as 328 A330s, 577 A350 XWBs, and nine A380s.

The overall orders logged by Airbus since its creation totaled 20,382 commercial aircraft, which includes 15,522 A320 Family aircraft, 1,823 A330s, 935 A350 XWBs, 658 A220s, and 251 A380s.