Airbus says booked 12 A320 Family orders in August, delivered 46 aircraft
Airbus booked 12 orders in August for the A320 Family of single-aisle jetliners, and delivered 46 aircraft during the month from across its in-production single-aisle and widebody product lines. The orders were led by 10 A321ceo versions for Wizz Air, which are to join the Hungarian-based carrier's all-Airbus fleet. The other bookings involved an A320neo for Frontier Airlines of the United States, along with an ACJ319neo Airbus Corporate Jetliner for a private customer. Taking these latest transactions into account, along with conversions and cancellations during the year, Airbus' overall net orders for the first eight months of 2017 totalled 215 jetliners. With the latest order and delivery activity, Airbus' overall backlog of jetliners remaining to be delivered stood at 6,690 as of August 31, representing approximately nine years of production at current rates.