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Monday, 11 February 2013

Airbus Updates No.917

The month in review: January 2013

 A300/A310    A318/A319/A320/A321  A330/A340/A350     A380      Total
Total orders     816                  9142              2213      262      12433
Total deliveries     816                  5432              1320        97         7665
Aircraft in operation     471                  5251             1298        97        7117
Airbus began 2013 with bookings for two of its newest products: the A320neo (new engine option) Family and the A350 XWB, while delivering a total of 35 aircraft to customers around the world.

The largest order was from U.S.-based American Airlines for 130 A321neo jetliner variants, adding another operator to the growing list of A320neo Family customers – and making this the biggest single A321neo acquisition in Airbus’ order book.

Also in January, CIT Group Inc. placed a firm order for 10 A350-900s, marking a repeat booking for the A350 XWB from this global aircraft lessor, which also is headquartered in the U.S.

Deliveries during the first month of 2013 were paced by the A320ceo (current engine option) product line, with 30 of these single-aisle jetliners provided to customers – composed of 24 A320s, four A321s and two A319s. In addition, five widebody A330s were delivered (three in the A330-300 configuration and two A330-200s).

With the new business activity and the delivery activities achieved in January, Airbus completed the month with another record high industry backlog of 4,768 aircraft.

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