Airbus has reported logged net orders in January for 274 commercial aircraft from its A220, A320 and A350 XWB product lines. These orders included two new customers for the A220.
The aircraft manufacturer also made 31 deliveries in the first month of 2020, including A220, A320, A330 and A350 XWB aircraft.
In single-aisle, new business was led by Spirit Airlines finalising orders for 100 A320neo Family aircraft, including 47 A319neo, 33 A320neo and 20 A321neo versions. U.S.-based Air Lease Corporation ordered 102-aircraft, including 50 A220-300s, 25 A321neo versions and 27 A321XLRs, becoming a new customer for this extra long-range version.
Philippine low-cost airline Cebu Pacific ordered five A320neo aircraft and 10 A321XLRs, also making it a new customer for the extra long-range version.
Air Senegal ordered eight A220-300s.
China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) signed a purchase agreement for 40 A321neo versions, and Singapore-based BOC Aviation Limited placing a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft.
Widebody orders involved A350XWB (A350-900) aircraft from repeat customers. Air France signed an order for 10; and Air Lease Corporation ordered one aircraft.
Single-aisle deliveries in January involved 26 A320 Family aircraft (composed of 25 NEO versions and one in the CEO configuration); plus two A220s. In widebody aircraft, Airbus delivered two A350 XWBs (A350-900) and one A330neo.
Batik Air, the full-service operation of Indonesia’s Lion Group, took delivery of its first A320neo. It was the 46th Airbus aircraft for Batik Air’s fleet, joining 44 A320 Family aircraft and one A330-300.
Airbus’ backlog of aircraft remaining to be delivered as of 31 January stood at 7,725. This total was comprised of 6,249 A320 Family aircraft and 551 A220s, as well as 330 A330s, 586 A350 XWBs and nine A380s.