Airbus recorded net orders for 274 commercial aircraft across its A220, A320 and A350 XWB product lines in January.
Airbus’ gross order total – before cancellations – was for 296 aircraft by the end of January. During this month, 31 deliveries were made from the A220, A320, A330 and A350 XWB families. The new business in January raised Airbus’ overall order total, since the company’s creation to 20,382 commercial aircraft.
The single-aisle business was led by two transactions with Spirit Airlines and the US-based Air Lease Corporation. Spirit Airlines finalised its purchase for 100 A320neo Family aircraft, involving 47 A319neo, 33 A320neo and 20 A321neo versions. Air Lease Corporation’s order for 102 aircraft consisted of 50 A220-300s, 25 A321neo and 27 A321XLRs (making the lessor a new customer for the extra-long-range version).
Other single-aisle transactions included orders from the Philippine-based low-cost airline Cebu Pacific for five A320neo aircraft and 10 A321XLRs, and the flag carrier of the Republic of Senegal, Air Senegal for eight A220-300s.
During the month, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) signed a purchase agreement for 40 A321neo aircraft, and BOC Aviation Limited also placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft.
In this month, there were two repeat customers for widebody orders in the A350-900 configurations; Air France for 10 and Air Lease Corporation for one aircraft.
January single-aisle deliveries consisted of 26 A320 Family aircraft as well as two A220s. Additionally, three widebody aircraft (comprising two A350 XWBs in the A350-900 configuration and one A330neo) were delivered. The backlog of aircraft still to be delivered by the end of the month totalled 7,725.