Airbus booked 170 orders in September, exceeding the company’s 2013 sales target and bringing its total net orders for 2013 to 1,062, creating a backlog of almost 5,300 aircraft—nearly eight years of production, according to an Airbus statement. Lufthansa ordered 25 A350-900s, placing options for 30 more including the flexibility to convert some of those aircraft to the larger A350-1000. British Airways ordered a second A350 XWB and contracted for 18 A350-1000s. Delta Air ...

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