Toulouse - Airbus delivered 69 commercial aircraft in September, ten devices more when compared to 54 deliveries in August. But The European manufacturer has still a lot of work to do in the last quarter of the year to reach its announced target for 2018.
In September, Airbus delivered three A220, 51 A320neo family aircraft (37 A320neo and 14 A321), four A330-200 / A330-300, ten A350-900 / A350-1000 and one A380.
Since the beginning of the year, Airbus has delivered 503 commercial aircraft, which means the manufacturer will have to deliver an average of 100 aircraft per month for the rest of 2018 to reach its previously set target of 800 deliveries for the year.
On the backlog side, Airbus is enjoying the sales success caught by the A320 family in September with 37 single-aisle aircraft - 25 A321neo for the Mexican ultra-low-cost-carrier Viva Aerobus, seven A320neo and three A321neo for Swiss International Air Lines, an A320neo for the low-cost airline SalamAir from the Sultanate of Oman, and an ACJ320ceo aircraft for an unidentified customer.
With these orders, Airbus' net orders increased to 256 aircraft this year as of the end of September 2018 comprising 198 single-aisle aircraft (183 A319 / A320 / A321neo and 15 A319 / A320 / A321ceo versions); four A330, four A330neo, 36 A350 XWB, and 14 A380.