Slow year start at Airbus: no new orders for the ‘buses’ in the month of January


February 8, 2021 / As it had happened to Boeing in September 2020, Airbus received no new orders for aircraft during January 2021, making for a very slow start of the year for the manufacturer. During the same month, the European manufacturer delivered 21 aircraft to 15 customers: these include two widebodies, an A350-900 handed over to Turkish Airlines (TK) and an A330-800 for Uganda Airlines (UR). Other deliveries incude 10 A320neos, four A321ceos, one A321neo, one A319neo and three A220s. Delta Airlines (DL) played the major among customers, taking delivery of a total of six aircraft: all four A321ceos and two A220s (one -100 series and one -300 series).

In January 2020, Airbus had delivered 31 new aircraft to 25 different customers. A few weeks ago, the Toulouse-base planemaker had communicated its overall results for the pandemic-ridden year of 2020, with 556 total deliveries, some 300 less than the 863 aircraft it had handed over to customers in 2019. A positive note for the month of January 2021 is that Airbus saw no order cancellations and currently holds a backlog od 7,163 aircraft. (Photo Airbus)


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