Airbus sold a total of 431 aircraft during the international air show in Farnborough, UK. The orders received include firm contracts for the supply of 93 aircraft, as well as memorandums of understanding for the purchase of 338 aircraft.
Most of the signed contracts fell on the A320 family. So, during the air show 304 aircraft of the A320 family were sold. In addition, Airbus received 60 orders for the new narrow-body A220-300 model, 42 orders for the A330neo (both for the A330-800 modification and the A330-900 modification) and 25 orders for the wide-bodied A350 XWB aircraft.
Thus, following the results of the Farnborough air show, the order book of Airbus, received this year, increased to 752 aircraft (354 firm orders and 398 memorandums of understanding). During the reporting period, the following aircraft were ordered: 120 A220; 481 aircraft family A320; 56 aircraft family A330, 75 aircraft family A350, 20 aircraft A380.
“The orders received at the air show once again demonstrate the high interest of customers to our products from completely different segments: from an airplane with a capacity of 100-150 seats (A220-300) to A350 XWB, which is designed to accommodate 250-370 passengers”, said the commercial director of Airbus, Eric Schulz. “In addition, new opportunities appeared to operate the A380 aircraft from the secondary market. We are full of optimism and are confident that our aircrafts best meet both the current and future needs of customers”, added he.
Airbus is a European corporation, registered in the Netherlands and trading shares in France, Germany and Spain. It designs, manufactures and sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide and manufactures in multiple countries both inside and outside of the European Union. In addition to its primary civil aeroplane business, the company has two divisions for other products and services: Defence and Space and Helicopters, the latter being the largest in its industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries.