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Airbus sees no new commercial orders in November

written by Hannah Dowling | December 9, 2020

Airbus’ A350-1000, shortly after an ATTOL vision-based takeoff (Airbus)

European planemaker Airbus had said it delivered 64 aircraft in November, however achieved no new commercial aircraft orders for the month.

At 64 deliveries, the planemaker has achieved a total number of 477 delivered jets so far this year, a figure that is down 34 per cent compared with the first 11 months of 2019.

The figure is also slightly down from the 72 aircraft deliveries the planemaker reported in October.

November deliveries included seven wide-body A350 jets and 56 single-aisle jets, including 54 from the A320neo narrow-body family.

The manufacturer is currently expected to reach 550 or more aircraft deliveries by year-end, with speculation suggesting additional orders of up to seven A350s and more than 50 further narrow-body jets.

Airbus also announced it received no new commercial aircraft orders in November, marking the fourth time since COVID-19 hit pandemic levels and spun the world into ongoing and intermittent lockdowns in March this year.

The manufacturer has said it has 7,302 orders yet to be fulfilled, equivalent to more than a decade of production at current depressed rates.

Additionally, between January and November, Airbus posted 381 orders, or a net total of 297 after cancellations.


The net total includes 11 newly reported cancellations, 10 of which came from Bahrain’s Gulf Air, which cancelled its order for A220-100.

There has been doubt cast over the future of the order since 2018 when Airbus bought the regional jet program from Canada’s Bombardier.

Airbus inherited the orders from Bombardier, which sold the 10 jets, then known as CSeries, to Gulf Air in 2012.

The 11th cancellation reported this month came from Macquarie Financial Holdings, a leasing unit of Australia’s Macquarie Group, which has been trimming jet orders.


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