London (DPA) – According to Airbus, 47 aircraft were delivered in July, indicating a decrease in the pace of orders compared to the previous month, when the business tried to minimize deliveries and shift them to the first half of this year.
With this new monthly figure, which was revealed by Bloomberg News Agency today, Friday, Airbus’ total deliveries grew to 344 aircraft during the first seven months, as the business aims to deliver roughly 600 aircraft this year.
Despite receiving seven cancellation requests, the business obtained a purchase order for two planes during the month of July.
Airbus has prioritized aircraft delivery throughout the outbreak of the Corona virus, and the corporation is now raising manufacturing rates as demand rises.
Late last month, Airbus boosted its full-year profit prediction as competition between it and its US rival, Boeing, heated up as aircraft demand revived.
LATAM Airlines of Chile agreed to purchase 28 single-aisle A320neo aircraft on Thursday, surpassing a prior order for 42 aircraft. This high demand will be reflected in earnings in August.
Airbus is only second to Boeing in terms of orders this year, as the American aircraft manufacturer finally sold 737 planes after a long break. During the month of June, Boeing net sales amounted to 243 aircraft after canceling orders and making changes, while Airbus sales totaled 38 aircraft.
Airbus received cancellation requests for three A321neo planes and four A300-220 planes in July of last year. This year, Airbus’ net orders plummeted to 33 aircraft.