Orders & deliveries
THE MONTH IN REVIEW: AUGUST 2014
In August, Airbus reached the 1,001 mark for gross orders logged this year – adding new bookings for 21 aircraft from its A320 Family and A350 XWB product lines. Also during the month, 37 jetliners were delivered to customers worldwide – bringing total 2014 deliveries to 389.
August’s largest transaction was International Airlines Group’s (IAG) conversion of eight A350-900 options into firm orders for its Spanish-based carrier, Iberia, which becomes a new airline customer for the A350 XWB Family. This agreement raises the A350 XWB order book to 750 firm orders – further underscoring the strong market endorsement for Airbus’ highly efficient next-generation widebody prior to its certification and subsequent first delivery.
The month’s other orders include 13 additional aircraft for Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family. With four of these bookings comprising new engine option aircraft, the A320neo order book increases to 3,257 firm orders from 60 customers – a 60 per cent market share in this segment.
Taking cancellations into account for 2014 the year’s net orders totalled 722 aircraft through August 31.
Airbus’ 37 deliveries in August involved 30 A320 Family jetliners, 6 A330s and one A380, bringing the total number of aircraft provided so far in 2014 to 389 – which were received by 75 customers.
Based on the month’s activity, Airbus’ backlog totalled 5,892 aircraft at August 31, comprised of 4,733 from the A320 Family, 230 A330s, 750 A350s and 179 A380s. This represents eight to nine years of output at full production rates.
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.