Two orders for undisclosed customers for 150 A320ceo and neo family aircraft was the highlight of Airbus’s order activity in June, as the European manufacturer racked up 209 orders for its single-aisle family.
One of the unidentified buyers ordered 50 A321s—30 A321neos and 20 A321ceos, setting another example of the industry trend toward larger models. The remainder of the order comprised 16 A320neos, 10 A320ceos and four A319neos.
The second undisclosed purchaser opted for 70 A320neos.
These—together with further single-aisle orders from Qantas (21 A320neo), Air New Zealand (10 A320neo and three A321neo), Aerospace International Group (seven A321ceos and six A320ceos) and Synergy Aerospace (12 A320ceos)—made up the single-aisle total.
With these transactions, total orders for the A320neo family reached 2,843 at the end of June.
Taking June’s orders, cancellations and conversions into account, Airbus’ net bookings for 2014 had reached 290 aircraft. Airbus did not make reference to the cancellation for 70 A350 XWB family aircraft by Emirates early last month.
Deliveries in June totaled 55 aircraft, included 41 A320-family aircraft. Airbus also delivered 11 A330s and three A380s in June.
During the first six months of 2014, Airbus delivered 303 jetliners to 70 customers, compared to 295 in the same period last year.
As of June 30, the overall backlog was 5,546 jetliners, comprising 4,372 A320 family aircraft, 243 A330s, 742 A350s and 189 A380s.