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Airbus delivers 49 aircraft in February and reaches 79 so far this year

The European firm has delivered 49 commercial aircraft throughout the month of February, a top volume in three units in year-on-year terms, to 28 different clients. In this way, the aeronautical manufacturer has delivered 79 aircraft so far this yeara number higher than the 66 airplanes delivered by this time in 2023which represents an increase of 19.69%.

These are figures that are correctly framed within the framework of the increase in production designed by Airbus for this year. The company, which in 2023 managed to deliver 735 commercial aircraft, has marked the goal of reaching 800 deliveries in 2024. To this end, Airbus is working to increase its production and delivery rates of aircraft, with the idea of ​​​​releasing its net order portfolio as much as possible. which were 8,598 at the end of 2023.

Thus, the planes delivered in 2024 include eight A220-300 aircraft, 31 A320neo and 34 A321neo aircraft. They also include four A330-900, one A350-900 and one A350-1000. Specifically, Airbus is increasing production of the A220 to reach a monthly production rate of 14 aircraft in 2026, focusing on “industrial maturity” and the financial performance of the program.

For the A320 family, the manufacturer ensures that production “progresses at a good pace” towards the rate of 75 aircraft per month in 2026, to which the construction of two new assembly lines in China and the United States, as well as the new Toulouse final assembly line. Additionally, Airbus expects to deliver the first A321XLR, which entered the final assembly line in December, in the third quarter of 2024. Additionally, in relation to the twin aisle aircraftthe company continues to work to achieve a monthly rate of four aircraft for the A330 in 2024 and ten aircraft for the A350 in 2026.

There is no doubt that Airbus is in good health so far this year. In this sense, the manufacturer has closed agreements for 33 commercial aircraft from January 1, two of them in February. These include 13 A350-900 and 20 Aa350-1000.

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