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 TypeNumber DeliveredAirlines
A220-3001Air Canada
A320neo Family31China Express, VivaAerobús, Unspecified Airlines
A350-9004Iberia (2), Air France (1), SAS (1)
Iberia A350-900
Iberia received two A350-900 aircraft in June

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 TypeNumber Delivered Comparison: H1 2019
A22011 21
A320157294
A330517
A3502353
Total196389 (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.

Airbus single aisle aircraft orders H1 2020
Airbus wide body aircraft orders H1 2020

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