BOC Aviation orders 5 A320 jets as Airbus notch up record month for deliveries.
Singapore-based global aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation has placed an order for five more A321 aircraft in addition to the 30 A320 jets it already has on order.
Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation said:
“We have increased our order for the A321 in response to the market trend and appetite for larger capacity single-aisle aircraft,” our incremental order reflects the continued popularity, confidence and reliability of the A320 Family among our customers.”
Airbus delivered more aircraft in August than for the same period in any previous year reports Reuters.
The breakthrough in deliveries improves the company’s chances of meeting 2016 targets after earlier supply chain delays.
Speaking to Reuters, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Bregier said the company had delivered more aircraft in August than for the same period in any previous year.
“We tend to deliver a lot of planes in the last few days of the month, but what I can already tell you is that it will be the best month of August in Airbus’s history, in terms of the number of planes delivered,”
The company’s previous busiest August was in 2013, when it delivered 47 aircraft.
For 2016 as a whole, it targets at least 650 deliveries, up 2.4 percent from last year.
Supply chain issues have hindered production of the A350, Airbus set a target of 50 deliveries for the full-year, 15 had been handed over to customers by the end of July.
August saw 6 A350’s delivered with Bregier saying.
“This morning (Tuesday) I attended the delivery of the first A350 to Thai Airways. That doesn’t mean the (annual target of) 50 are in the pocket, but we are now at 21 (for the year) at end-August and if we keep up that rhythm of six to seven aircraft a month over the next four months, then we shouldn’t be too, too far off.”
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