Airbus flies past 2015 order target two months early
European aircraft maker Airbus said on Friday orders booked from January to October had already taken the company past its target for all of 2015.
The company reported 850 net orders for the period, aided by strong demand from China and Singapore. The initial ten-month target was 630 orders, Airbus told AFP. It did not provide the original full-year projection.
October alone brought 35 orders for long-haul A350 XWB and A330 aircraft,and Airbus also confirmed China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) would be buying 30 A330-300 medium-to extended-range jets.
The firm added that Singapore Airlines was buying four A350-900 new Ultra-Long Range aircraft for direct flights to the United States.
Aircraft deliveries totalled 495 for 81 customers at the end of October.
Airbus added Aviation Capital Group had ordered a single aisle A321 new engine option jet.
In October alone, 49 deliveries comprised 37 single-aisle A320, six long-haul A330 and four A350 XWB as well as two Super Jumbo A380.
Airbus added it had 6,741 jets in its order book as of end-October, equivalent to "ten years of production."
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