Orders & deliveries
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The month in review: March 2015
Airbus booked orders for 84 A320 and A330 family aircraft during March, with the month’s 52 deliveries covering all of its current-production jetliner product lines.
The month’s new business was paced by the single-aisle A320-series, involving 46 A320/A321neo (new engine option) bookings and nine A321ceo (current engine option) orders.
Air Lease Corporation firmed up its contract for the A321LR, securing 30 of this newest A321neo variant – which offers the longest range of any single-aisle airliner. Philippine Airlines booked 12 A321neo aircraft, while ANA Holdings firmed up its order for seven A321s (four A321ceo versions with Sharklets, and three A321neo).
Other A320 Family orders involved five A321ceo aircraft booked by CIT, effectively doubling the transportation finance company’s most recent commitment for five A321ceo jetliners signed in 2014. In addition, one A320neo was acquired by Lufthansa in March.
For widebody jetliners, the month’s order book registered 25 A330-900neo aircraft for Air Lease Corporation – firming up the commitment announced last year when this customer became the first to endorse Airbus’ new engine option member of its market-leading A330 Family. Also in March, four A330-200F freighters were ordered by Turkish Airlines.
With the latest new business, overall A330 bookings surpassed the 1,500 milestone, and A320neo Family orders approached the 3,700 mark.
Taking the month’s cancellations into account, Airbus’ gross orders logged so far in 2015 totalled 121 jetliners as of 31 March.
With the 52 jetliners provided to customers and operators during the month, Airbus’ delivery count since the company’s creation surpassed 9,000. The March deliveries involved 42 A320 Family aircraft, seven A330s, two A380s and one A350-900.
Orders & deliveries viewer
Review the worldwide Airbus orders and deliveries totals with the summary table, below. For a full listing, utilise the link underneath the summary table to download the latest Excel file – which is updated monthly and lists all firm commercial aircraft transactions, including the family of Airbus executive and private aviation jetliners.