LONDON – The conclusion to last week saw Airbus unveil their statistics for Orders and Deliveries in the month of August 2018.

August saw the manufacturer secure orders for five A320 Family aircraft, with no orders for any of the other programmes in Airbus’ portfolio.

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Three Airbus A320ceo aircraft were ordered by Lufthansa and two A321neos were ordered by Air New Zealand, which brings the count of five into exemplification.

These five additional units sold brings the net order total to 219 aircraft in the eight months of 2018.

This figure comprises of 11 A319/A320/A321 in the Current Engine configuration followed by 145 of the same family in the New Engine version. 

Widebody orders see demand for four A330ceo, four A330neos as well as 36 A350XWBs and 14 A380s in total.

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In terms of deliveries, Airbus delivered 54 aircraft to 32 different customers around the world.

This figure includes three A220’s, 42 A320 Family aircraft, four A330 Family aircraft as well as five aircraft from the A350XWB Family also.

Highlights of interest for August featured the first A350 handovers to Air China and the first to Sichuan Airlines via the lessor AerCap as well as Gulf Air receiving their first A320neo also.

Looking at the backlogged figure, statistics accurate to August 31 this year show a number of 7,415 aircraft, which is equivalent to around nine years of aircraft at current production rates.

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For orders, it has been a slow August, which is expected given the high volume of orders announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July.

Deliveries remain strong, with the A320 Family ultimately still holding that significant presence in the numbers.