Airbus delivered 55 aircraft last month but, after starting the year with a surge of orders, recorded no new activity during February.

Net orders stayed at 274 aircraft.

Airbus handed over nine A350s, comprising seven -900s and two -1000s, to customers in the course of the month, as well as a pair of A330s.

It also delivered 40 A320-family jets, all but three of them re-engined variants, and four A220s.

Airbus’s total deliveries for the first two months of 2020 reached 86 aircraft, comprising 72 single-aisle and 14 twin-aisle jets.

Aeroflot received its first A350 while Saudi Arabian budget airline Flyadeal took its initial A320neo from lessor Avolon. EgyptAir and Swiss also became new A320neo operators.