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Airbus August sales dominated by IndiGo, undisclosed buyers

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Krista Kuznecova
Source: ATW

Airbus passed the 4,000 mark in its order backlog for the A320neo family as it recorded a hefty month of sales in August. In total, it recorded 346 sales over the month and made 44 deliveries.

The month’s tally was dominated by Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo’s order for 250 A320neos, bringing its total number of A320 family aircraft to 530.

The month was also notable for a large number of sales to unidentified customers. One such purchaser signed for 32 A320neo aircraft, plus eight A320ceos. A further undisclosed customer bought three aircraft in ACJ320neo corporate jet configuration.

In the twin-aisle category, 15 A330-300s were ordered by one unnamed customer; another acquired three A330-300s and two A330-200s, while a third ordered two A330-300s.

Spain’s Iberia also booked eight A350-900s and three A330-200s as part of the International Airlines Group (IAG) order announced Aug. 6. As part of the same order, British Airways and Vueling ordered 10 A320neos each.

Total orders for the A320neo product line have now increased to 4,193 and the company marked another new industry record with a backlog of almost 6,697 aircraft to be delivered—around 10 years of production at current build rates.

These bookings brought total firm orders for the best-selling A320 family product line to more than 12,000 aircraft, and the A320 family backlog to more than 5,400.

This new business brought Airbus’ 2015 gross orders to 754 aircraft as of Aug. 31, with year-to-date net orders totaling 708 when cancellations are taken into account.

Airbus delivered 32 A320-family aircraft, 10 A330s and two A380s during August.



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