Airbus targets over 1,100 orders and 720 deliveries in 2023.

Key Points:

  • In July, Airbus records 10 A350-900 orders from anonymous buyers but also removes three previously booked for unknown clients.

  • Spanish airline Iberia adds to its Airbus tally, while Pegasus Airlines and Icelandair place orders for Airbus's single-aisle planes.

  • Airbus is on track to achieve significant delivery numbers in 2023, with 381 jets delivered by July.

TOULOUSE — Airbus has recently brought to light the orders for 10 A350-900 aircraft, secured in July, attributed to two undisclosed clients. These orders were split between two dates, with four units ordered on 11 July and the remaining six on 31 July.

In an interesting move, the month's figures also indicate Airbus's decision to subtract three A350-900s from its cumulative order count. Like the recent additions, these aircraft were previously allocated to anonymous customers.

Spanish airline Iberia has marked an addition to its Airbus lineup, acquiring one more A350-900. This acquisition amplifies Iberia's total Airbus commitment to 21 aircraft, underscoring its trust in the European aircraft manufacturer.

Airbus's single-aisle aircraft continued to gain traction in July. Pegasus Airlines, the budget airline from Turkey, procured 36 of these aircraft. Another notable transaction was Icelandair's order for 13 A321neos. It's worth noting that prior to this Airbus deal, Icelandair's fleet predominantly consisted of Boeing jets, including 757s, 767s, and 737 MAX aircraft.

A look at Airbus's yearly figures reveals an impressive tally. The planemaker's net orders for 2023 have surged to 1,101 aircraft. Of these, more than 950 are A320neo family jets. By the end of July, Airbus had successfully delivered a total of 381 aircraft, working steadily towards their target of handing over 720 jets within the year.