Airbus logged orders for a total of five A350 XWB and A330neo wide-body jetliners in April and delivered 70 aircraft during the month from across its A220, A320, A330neo and A350 XWB single-aisle and wide-body product lines.
The bookings included three A350-900s for Lufthansa Technik on behalf of the German government, making the European country a new A350 XWB customer. The month’s other order involved two A330-800 versions of the A330neo for Uganda Airlines, positioning Uganda’s national carrier as a new Airbus customer.
Deliveries in April were made to 35 customers. In the single-aisle sector, Airbus provided three A220s, and 57 A320 Family aircraft (47 in the NEO configuration, along with 10 CEO versions). For wide-body jetliners, two A330neo jetliners were provided during the month, along with eight A350 XWBs (in both the A350-900 and A350-1000 configurations).
Notable deliveries in April included the first A330-900 handover to Air Mauritius (through Air Lease Corporation), and the initial A321neo received by Air Arabia (also through Air Lease Corporation).
Taking the latest orders, deliveries and cancellations into account, Airbus’ backlog of jetliners remaining to be delivered as of 30 April stood at 7,287 aircraft.