Orders & deliveries
A350 XWB 2,659
The month in review: May 2015
Airbus booked orders for 18 A320 Family aircraft in May, while the month’s 47 deliveries involved all of its current-production jetliner families – from the single-aisle A320 product line to the widebody A330, A350 XWB and A380.
Leading the single-aisle aircraft new business was Frontier Airlines’ firm order for 10 A321s and two A320s – all in the CEO (current engine option) configuration. This marked the second time in less than a year that the U.S.-based airline has ordered A321s, which is the A320 Family’s longest-fuselage version.
Also included in the May order book were two A320neo (new engine option) aircraft for Singapore’s Tigerair, along with one A320ceo each for Air New Zealand, Israir of Israel, and the BOC Aviation global aircraft leasing company.
Completing the activity was the first order for an ACJ320neo from the UK’s Acropolis Aviation – launching the new engine option variant of Airbus’ ACJ320 corporate jetliner family.
The latest bookings brought total A320neo Family orders to 3,797 from 72 customers at the end of May.
Net orders logged by Airbus so far in 2015 had reached the 225 mark as of May 31, which takes both bookings and cancellations into account.
Deliveries during May were composed of 37 A320 Family aircraft, six A330s, three A380s and an A350 XWB. Highlights included the handover of Airbus’ first 242-tonne A330-300 variant to Delta Air Lines, along with the third A350 XWB provided to Qatar Airways.
At the conclusion of May, the Airbus backlog totalled 6,368 aircraft.
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.