Airbus deliveries have plunged by 80% in April, with only 14 aircraft delivered.

Despite not posting any cancellations in April, Airbus has received 66 cancellations thus far in 2020.

Airbus has seen a large slump in demand for larger twin-aisle aircraft for long-haul routes, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airbus has currently delivered 136 aircraft this year, compared to 232 at the same time in 2019. This represents a total of 41% fewer deliveries.

Summary of April Deliveries

AircraftNumber of DeliveriesAirlines
A320neo Family12, Including:Loong Air, Flynas, Azul, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, IndiGo, Spirit Airlines
A320neo6
A321neo6
A330ceo1Airbus Military Air Tanker Conversion
A350 XWB1Japan Airlines (JAL)
Total14

Table Sources: Airbus and FlightGlobal

This represents an 80% drop in Airbus deliveries for April, with 70 aircraft delivered in April 2019.

RSAF A330 MRTT
Airbus will convert the single A330 delivered in April into a military tanker. Picture: Airbus

April Orders

AircraftQuantity OrderedAirlines
A3209Avolon Aircraft Leasing
Total9

Avolon had previously cancelled orders for 9 aircraft, despite ordering 9 aircraft in April, according to Reuters.

Airbus’ backlog of aircraft remaining to be delivered as of 30th April stood at 7,645, comprised of 6,217 A320 Family aircraft, 529 A220s, 322 A330s, 568 A350 XWBs and nine A380s.

Article Sources: Airbus, Reuters and FlightGlobal.

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