Dubai, UAE, August 7, 2017: Airbus logged orders for four jetliners from its A330 and A350 XWB widebody families in July, while delivering 47 aircraft from across its current-production single-aisle and widebody product lines during the month.
The new business in July involved three A330-200s for International Airlines Group, along with one A350-1000 for an undisclosed customer.
Taking these transactions into account, along with conversions and cancellations, Airbus’ overall net orders for the first seven months of 2017 totalled 205 jetliners.
July’s deliveries involved 36 A320 Family aircraft (including nine A320neo versions), four A330-300s, six A350-900s and one A380. As part of this activity, Airbus reached the 100th A350 XWB delivery milestone with its handover of an A350-900 version for China Airlines, while the first A350 XWB for Delta Air Lines (also an A350-900) was provided to this U.S.-based carrier. During July, Russia’s S7 Airlines received its initial A320neo (on lease from BOC Aviation), while Air Côte d’Ivoire received its first A320
With the latest orders and deliveries activity, Airbus’ overall backlog of jetliners to be delivered stood at 6,726 as of July 31, representing approximately nine years of production at current rates.