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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Airbus Updates No.170

The month in review: March 2011

Airbus added 29 additional jetliner bookings in March to its 2011 sales totals – including a Cathay Pacific Airways contract that brought total A330-300 orders past the 500 milestone; while delivering 46 aircraft during the month involving versions ranging from the single-aisle A319 to the A380.

The new contracts were paced by Cathay Pacific’s firm order for 15 additional A330-300s, which will join this carrier’s existing A330 fleet for services across the Asia-Pacific region. In total, Airbus has won more than 1,100 orders for its various A330 versions, with the A330-300 accumulating 511 overall bookings through the end of March.
Other orders in March were
for three A330-200F freighters and 10 A321 passenger jetliners acquired by Turkish Airlines, along with one A319 from an unnamed private customer.

Deliveries during the month included two A380s – both received by Lufthansa, increasing this carrier’s fleet of the 21st century Airbus flagship to six and bringing the total number of A380s delivered by Airbus to 45 as of 31 March.  Seven A330s were provided to customers in March – composed of four A330-300s and three A330-200s, along with 26 A320s, six A321s and five A319s.

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