Airbus delivers 24 aircraft during zero-order May
Airbus managed to deliver 24 aircraft during May, although the manufacturer took no new orders for the entire month.
But it also recorded no cancellations in May which meant overall net orders remained at 299 for the first five months of the year.
It delivered four long-haul aircraft – two A350-900s to Air France and Lufthansa Technik, plus two A350-1000s to British Airways and Etihad Airways.
The Lufthansa Technik jet is to be configured for redelivery to the German government.
Airbus handed over 20 single-aisle aircraft including five A321neos, 12 A320neos, plus a single A319.
Six of the A320neo-family deliveries went to Indian budget airline IndiGo, the airframer’s latest backlog data reveals.
Airbus also delivered a pair of A220-300s to Air Canada.
Over the five months from January to May, the airframer delivered a total of 160 aircraft – just half of the 313 it achieved in the same period last year.