Airbus’s gross orders for the year have topped the four-figure mark, although activity was relatively quiet during August.

Iberia’s order for eight A350-900s accounted for the only long-haul deal, while there were firmed agreements covering 13 single-aisle aircraft.

Airbus’s backlog data for August shows Chinese lessor CALC took four A320s while Greek carrier Aegean Airlines cemented its agreement for another pair.

AirAsia converted four more A320s to the re-engined A320neo variant.

These helped push gross orders to 1,001 for the first eight months of 2014, although cancellations and conversions resulted in a net figure of 722.

Airbus delivered 389 aircraft over the period – including 17 A380s – slightly down on the 394 achieved by the same point last year.

Boeing had taken net orders for 918 aircraft to 26 August and had already reached 400 deliveries by the end of July.

Source: Cirium Dashboard