TOULOUSE, FRANCE — Airbus has added four more A350 freighters to its backlog, with the order attributed to an unidentified customer. The order, placed on March 23, is the first for the cargo model this year and was disclosed in the company's Q1 backlog data.

This deal increases the total number of A350Fs on firm order to 39. Airbus has recently begun manufacturing the initial components for the first freighter. A350F customers include Air France-KLM Group, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Silk Way West, CMA CGM Air Cargo, and US-based Air Lease.

In March, 20 aircraft were added to Airbus's backlog, including 15 passenger A350s for Lufthansa, with 10 of those being A350-1000s. Additionally, Airbus logged a single A319neo order from a private client.

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With the cancellation of two single-aisle aircraft in March, Airbus concluded the quarter with net orders for 142 planes, consisting of 42 A350s, 88 A320neo-family jets, and 12 A220s.

In March, Airbus delivered a total of 61 planes, resulting in 127 total first-quarter deliveries, which included five A350s and six A330s. During the same timeframe last year, Airbus had achieved 142 deliveries.