Undisclosed customer orders 100 A320s

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Airbus has listed a single order for 100 A320 jets on its latest backlog data, attributing them to an undisclosed customer.

While the airframer has not identified the buyer, budget carrier AirAsia has previously indicated that it has been seeking 100 additional jets.

The Airbus data does not indicate whether the 100 aircraft are baseline A320s or the new A320neo.

It says the order was signed on 30 November.

Airbus also recorded an order from Chinese lessor CALC for 36 A320-family jets, including eight A321s, firming a deal originally disclosed during the Farnborough air show in July.

The Iraqi transport ministry is listed as the customer for the A330-200 delivered to Iraqi Airways, one of only two widebody deals in November.

The other was for the pair of A340-500s purchased by AJW Capital Partners. Airbus has simultaneously recorded a cancellation of two A340-500/600s from its backlog for executive and government aircraft.

Airbus secured overall orders for 186 aircraft in November, taking its gross total for 2012 to 646. Net orders stood at 585. So far this year the airframer has delivered 516 aircraft, among them 25 A380s. Three A380s were handed over in November, two to Emirates and one to Thai Airways.