Posted: Fri 7th Apr 2017

Airbus logged orders for 22 of its best-selling A320 jet in March

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 7th, 2017

Airbus logged orders for 22 jetliners in its best-selling A320 single-aisle jetliner family in March while delivering 62 aircraft during the month from across its A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 product lines. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Leading the new business in March was KAIR Airlines’ firm order for eight A320ceo aircraft to launch this South Korean start-up carrier’s new low-cost operation, which is to focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia from its location at Cheongju. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Six A320ceo airliners were booked by Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) in March, along with transactions for three A319ceo aircraft with an undisclosed customer, two A320ceo for the Singapore-based BOC Aviation aircraft lessor, as well as two A320ceo versions for U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines and one A320neo for AerCap, the global leasing company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Taking cancellations and conversions into account, the March transactions brought net orders to six aircraft for the first three months of 2017. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Deliveries during March involved 47 A320 Family aircraft, six A330s in the -200 and -300 versions, seven A350-900s and two A380s. This brought Airbus’ total 2017 deliveries to 136 jetliners through 31 March. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Taking the latest activity into account, the backlog of aircraft to be delivered by Airbus stood at 6,744 at the end of March, representing approximately 10 years of production. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The grand total of orders since Airbus’ creation reached 17,088 as of 31 March, with cumulative deliveries totaling 10,344 aircraft. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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