Airbus delivered 36 aircraft in June – fewer than half of the 76 deliveries made in June 2019. The manufacturer has rebounded significantly since April, in which they delivered a mere 14 commercial aircraft, and May, only a little better at 24 deliveries, bringing the total for the first half of the year to 196.
June’s 39% increase in deliveries has not stopped Airbus’ half-yearly deliveries plunging by almost 51%, when compared to H1 of 2019. In a report, Airbus has attributed the drop in deliveries to COVID-19 overall. This coincides with Airbus announcing 15,000 job cuts due to a COVID-19 induced loss of revenue.
Summary of Deliveries in June
|Aircraft Type||Number Delivered||Airlines|
|A320neo Family||31||China Express, VivaAerobús, Unspecified Airlines|
|A350-900||4||Iberia (2), Air France (1), SAS (1)|
Airbus recorded a single cancellation in June. This was from Irish lessor Avolon, who withdrew an order commitment for a single A330-900. Avolon now has commitments for nine A330-900 aircraft.
Summary of Deliveries in H1 2020
|Aircraft Type||Number Delivered||Comparison: H1 2019|
|Total||196||389 (incl. 4 A380s)|
By aircraft type, a total of: 11 A220s, 157 A320 Family, 5 A330s and 23 A350s were delivered in the first half of 2020.
In H1 2020, Airbus booked a total of 298 net commercial aircraft orders; this compares to 389 aircraft in H1 2019. The decrease can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 crisis. Airbus have received no new orders since April.
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