Airbus sold a net total of 69 aircraft last
month after adjusting for the cancellation of seven of the nine
A321 jets ordered by privately owned regional carrier Nile Air
at the Dubai Airshow in 2007, according to monthly order
It delivered 54 aircraft during September, including four A380
superjumbos, bringing the total number of deliveries for that
type of aircraft so far this year to 21.
In the first nine months, Airbus booked orders for 1,077
aircraft. Net orders, which are adjusted for cancellations or
conversions between different models, ended the period at 791.
Airbus delivered a total of 443 aircraft between January and
For the full year, Airbus is targeting about the same level of
deliveries as the 626 total seen in 2013, including the first
A350 which won European safety approval last week. It has also
said net orders should be above the level of deliveries.
Leasing company AWAS converted two A350-800 aircraft to the
larger A350-900 model in September, becoming the latest company
to move out of the smallest and least-sold A350 type which is
not expected to be produced as Airbus fills that spot of the
market with a revamped version of its A330 aircraft.
Boeing last week reported 1,106 orders in the first nine months,
or 1,000 after adjusting for 106 cancellations.
It delivered 528 aircraft, against a full-year target of 715 to
(Reporting by Tim Hepher and Andrew Callus; Editing by Brian
Love and Susan Thomas)
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