Airbus appears likely to deliver its 9,000th A320-family aircraft during August or early September, analysis of the airframer's production backlog shows.

The manufacturer had delivered a total of 8,951 jets from the single-aisle family by the end of July.

These comprised 8,037 of the conventional A320 models plus 914 of the re-engined A320neo variants.

Airbus delivered 52 A320-family jets in July and, given the single-aisle production rate, this suggests the 9,000 mark would be reached towards the end of this month.

No details of the likely customer recipient of the 9,000th aircraft – or the specific model or assembly plant involved – have yet been disclosed.

Airbus delivered the 8,000th twinjet from the line, to Air China, in February last year.