Airbus delivered 49 aircraft during July, and managed to log its first orders for almost four months.
The airframer’s deliveries comprised 32 A320neo, 15 A321neo and two A220-300s.
Airbus did not deliver any long-haul aircraft over the course of July. Cirium fleets data indicates this was the first month since January 2003 for which Airbus did not hand over a widebody.
But it registered its first orders since 1 April, logging two A321neos and two A320neos.
Orders for a pair of A321neos from Lufthansa Technik followed the disclosure that the German air force is taking two A321LRs for medical and troop transport modification.
The A320neos have been ordered by an undisclosed customer. They take Airbus’s overall net orders so far this year to 302.
Total deliveries over the first seven months of 2020 reached 245 aircraft, with deliveries having steadily increased from just 14 in April, to 24, 36, and 49 in the subsequent months of May, June and July.
Airbus’s order backlog at the end of July stood at 7,539 aircraft.