Airbus delivers 40 jets, records a spike in orders received
European plane manufacturer Airbus reported its latest results of aircraft orders and deliveries in August 2021.
Airbus received three cancelations and delivered 40 planes to 25 customers in August ‒ fewer jets than in July when the manufacturer handed over 47 aircraft. In 2021 to date, Airbus delivered a total of 384 jets to 70 customers.
Despite a light slump in deliveries, Airbus posted a record number of orders received in 2021. The company received 102 jet orders in August, compared to only two in the previous month.
A major order of 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft was placed by British airline JET2.PLC. The Leeds-based carrier became a new Airbus customer and a new operator of new A320neo Family jets.
A slightly smaller amount of jets, 30 Airbus A321neos were ordered by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines. The newly-ordered planes came as an addition to the existing Delta order consisting of 125 aircraft of the type. The move brought the outstanding orders from the airline to a total of 155 A321neos. The A321neo, the first one of which Delta expects to receive in early 2022, will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G turbofan engines, with a three-class configuration seating 194 passengers, Airbus said in a statement dated August 24, 2021.
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group was the third largest Airbus customer in August, which ordered 21 A321neos and 7 A320 jets..
Meanwhie, European air carrier Malta MedAir ordered a single A320neo jet.
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