Airbus was boosted by a modest uptick in aircraft deliveries in July, with 49 narrowbodies being handed over to airline customers. In a statement on Thursday, the company also reported its first new orders in more than three months, with four sales for a pair of A320S and A321s.
Deliveries last month were up from the 36 made in June, following a total of 24 in May and just 14 in April. The July deliveries included a pair of A220-300s to Air Canada and Egypt Air, plus a first A321 to Middle East Airlines and another to Vistara (via Air Lease Corporation).
Allowing for order cancellations, the European airframer's total orders for 2020 now stands at 302 aircraft. As of the end of the July, the Airbus backlog stood at 7,539 aircraft, including 524 A220s, 6,125 A320 series (6,065 of which are neo versions), 321 A330s (286 of which were neos), 560 AA350XWBs, and nine A380s.