Airbus has announced its orders and delivery tally for October 2023, representing another busy month.
Airbus’ Busy Month Of Orders
A total of 119 orders were announced by Airbus for the month from a host of customers.
Notably, the aircraft manufacturer secured a deal with Air Niugini for the A220-100 with six total units.
The A220 also re-entered the spotlight in October with a deal for eight A220-300s from an undisclosed customer.
The A320neo family was ever present, bringing up the majority of total orders for the month. Cathay Pacific ordered eight A320neo aircraft for future fleet growth.
Cathay Pacific also extended its commitment to the A320neo family with an order accompanying the A320neo for 24 A321neo.
There were also three A321neos ordered from an undisclosed customer.
Airbus further reported 10 A350-900 orders from an undisclosed customer during the month.
Airbus Announces October Deliveries
Meanwhile, away from orders, the European aircraft manufacturer announced 71 deliveries spread across 42 customers.
As part of the deliveries, Airbus was able to see 2 A220-100s shipping off to airlines and 7 A220-300s.
The A320neo, the plane maker’s most important aircraft regarding monthly deliveries, saw 23 aircraft shipped off.
Meanwhile, 28 Airbus A321neos were delivered as well. Moving towards larger aircraft, two A330-900s were delivered and eight A350-900s.
Airbus’ 720 Delivery Goal
Initial goals for the plane maker saw 720 deliveries targeted for the 2023 calendar year.
As a result of the latest deliveries for October, Airbus has managed to ship off a total of 559 planes for the first ten months of the year.
Following the plane makers’ guidance, it would need to deliver 161 aircraft across the remaining two months of the year to hit its initial target.