In its latest round of Orders and Deliveries data, Airbus increased its narrow-body aircraft backlog and delivered 20 aircraft. However, the data for January 2023 also showed that the planemaker did not manage to sell a single widebody jet.
In total, Airbus finalized orders for 37 aircraft (36 net, following the cancellation of an order for a single A320neo). Delta Air Lines signed up for 12 A220-300, while Uzbekistan Airways ordered eight A320neo and six A321neos. DAE Capital, a Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based aircraft lessor, upped its backlog with a single A320neo.
Undisclosed customer(s) ordered six A320neo and six A321neo aircraft.
Throughout the month, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) delivered 20 aircraft. 18 were single-aisle, namely two A220-300, a pair of A319neo, six A320neo, and eight A321neos. On the twin-aisle front, the Toulouse, France-based planemaker delivered an A330-900neo to Virgin Atlantic, acquired via a lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), and an A350-900 to Starlux Airlines, also via a lease from ALC.
In January 2022, Airbus recorded 36 orders and 30 deliveries.
Boeing, Airbus’ main competitor, is yet to publish its Orders & Deliveries data as of January 31, 2023.