Airbus Adds New A350 Orders

Airbus has published its February 2024 order and deliveries with the announcement of a customer's new order for the A350.

Airbus published its February orders and deliveries, representing another quiet month for bringing in new commitments.

Across the month, the manufacturer delivered 49 aircraft to 28 customers. These latest figures mean AIrbus has delivered 79 aircraft to 32 customers in 2024.

Some of the noteworthy customers for Airbus aircraft were Delta and British Airways, with other airlines included.

No aircraft orders were cancelled during the month, either, which was positive for the plane maker.

Airbus Eyes 800 Deliveries

At the beginning of the calendar year, the plane maker targeted 800 deliveries across 2024. This represented an increase from the 720 they targeted and reached during the 2023 calendar year.

While an 800 target is ambitious, the planemaker is currently behind in reaching that, requiring over 60 monthly planes to be shipped. However, the start of each year is typically slow and continues to build up as the year ends.

In the final month of 2023, Airbus was able to smash its delivery target only by delivering over 100 aircraft to 51 customers.

New A350 Orders

While 49 aircraft were shipped out, Airbus recorded just two orders from an undisclosed customer for its A350, the variant selected being the A350-900.

Because this order has been listed as undisclosed, speculation has increased in the industry about who is attached to this relatively minor purchase.

Ultimately, the beginning of 2024 has been relatively slow for Airbus in recording new orders. However, several airlines are currently deep into RFPs for new narrow and widebody aircraft but have yet to make the deal formal.

Additionally, with the upcoming 2024 edition of the Farnborough Airshow, among other important points in the year, Airbus is expected to enjoy further aircraft orders, bringing its total to a more competitive level.

Daniel Fowkes
09 Mar 2024
· Aircraft 

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