The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered 48 commercial aircraft to its customers in April, fewer than in the previous month. In the first third of the year, Airbus customers received 190 machines, the DAX group announced on Monday evening in Toulouse. The manufacturer has thus only achieved a quarter of its goal of delivering around 720 machines this year. However, deliveries at Airbus usually pick up towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile, in April, the manufacturer brought in orders for 98 machines, but also had to accept 3 cancellations. In March, Airbus had canceled 76 aircraft. Almost all of these came from the Malaysian airline AirAsia X, which cut its orders for wide-body jets from the A330neo series by 63 machines.
The AUA parent company Lufthansa is buying 17 more long-haul aircraft from its US competitor Boeing. Lufthansa announced on Monday that the Executive Board had decided to buy seven 787-9 aircraft, three 777F cargo aircraft and seven 777-8F cargo aircraft.