LONDON — Over the course of last week, Airbus unveiled its report of orders and deliveries for the month of June 2018.
The manufacturer had a busy month with orders logged for 100 planes, split almost equally between its A350XWB/A330 widebody aircraft and single-aisle A320 family.
During a busy June, Airbus logged orders for 100 jetliners, split almost equally between its #A350 XWB/#A330 widebody aircraft and the single-aisle #A320 Family; while 80 deliveries were made from the A320, A330, A350 XWB and #A380 product lines. https://t.co/5YwAyl2JaA pic.twitter.com/80OPaapgY7
— Airbus (@Airbus) July 5, 2018
Airbus also had 80 deliveries to 41 different customers across all its product lines, with 67 planes belonging to the A320 family aircraft of which 41 were neo versions.
With these numbers, Airbus has recorded an all-time record.
The Month’s Orders
Turkish Airlines came in first on the long-haul front, ordering 25 Airbus A350-900s. Further, ten A350s were ordered by an undisclosed client.
As far as the A330 program is concerned, two transactions were logged, one involving ten A330-900neos for an undisclosed customer and an order by IAG for two A330-200s.
— Airways Magazine (@airwaysmagazine) June 25, 2018
For the A320 family, Aegean Airlines ordered 20 A320neos and 10 A321neos. An undisclosed customer also ordered 20 A320neos, also becoming a new client for the neo version.
And to conclude the month, Lufthansa ordered three additional A320ceo aircraft.
A total of eight A350XWBs were built (both A350-900 and -1000 versions) over the course of June, with Airbus trying to aim for a production target rate of ten A350s per month by the end of 2018.
On the wide-body front, Iberia, China Eastern, HiFly (for Nepal Airlines), took delivery of one A330-200/300 each.
Moving up to the A350 spectrum, China Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Iberia, Philippine Airlines took delivery of one -900 each.
At last, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways took delivery of two A350-1000s.
The A380 program had only one delivery to Singapore Airlines, which is the usual rate for double-decker deliveries at the Toulouse assembly line.
Three A330-200s/-300s, and two A380s were also delivered.
And on the narrow-body side, 67 Airbus A320 family aircraft were delivered, of which 50 belong to the neo variant.
Positive year for Airbus
Since January 1 until June 30, the European manufacturer delivered 303 planes, of which 239 belong to the A320 family, 18 to the A330 family, 40 to the A350, and only six A380s.
As far as orders are concerned, 206 jetliners were sold to worldwide customers. Of these, 145 planes belong to the A320neo family, 11 to the A320ceo family, four A330ceo jetliners, four A330neos, 28 A350 XWBs and 14 A380s.
Currently, the Airbus backlog reaches 7,168 aircraft, translating into a very strong month for Airbus.
As we approach the Farnborough Air Show next week, we can expect to see an even stronger month for the manufacturer as many orders will follow, together with the inclusion of the former Bombardier CSeries program into what became today the new Airbus A220 family of aircraft.