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Airbus A350 Deliveries and A350 Orders

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Airbus A350 Orders and Deliveries.

Summary of Airbus A350 Deliveries and A350 Orders as at 31 July 2017

A350-800 A350-900 A350-100 Totals
Orders 8 628 212 848
deliveries 100   100
Operational 100   100


For each new aircraft model that is brought to production, a launch airline customer must be found.  This can be a complex arrangement and relationship as the airline wants to produce an aircraft that is attractive to the general market as possible.

The launch airline has extensive input to the finished product while at the same time being able to negotiate a favourable price for their order.   The risk, and therefore the reason that the launch carrier can negotiate such a favourable unit price for their order is that there can be delays.  New technology and the Airbus A350 XWB is no different, and so far untried new methods can lead to delays when things don’t go to plan.  A very obvious example of this was the launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which ran into all sorts of problems and led to extensive delays.

Detailed list of Airbus A350 Orders and A350 Deliveries as at 30 September 2016

(ORD = On Order, DEL=Delivered, OP=In Operation)

A350-800 A350-900 A350-1000
  ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP
Exec and Private Jets        1          
Aercap (leasing)       20  10        
Aer Lingus        9          
Aeroflot       14          
AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS       10           
Air Asia x       10          
Air Cariabes            2    
Air China       10          
Air France – KLM Group       21          
Air Lease Corporation       20     9    
Air Mauritius                
Alafco       12   1        
A350-800 A350-900 A350-1000
  ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP
American Airlines     22        
Asiana Airlines     12  2  2 10     
British Airways             18     
Cathay Pacific       20  15  17 26    
China Airlines       14  7  7      
China Eastern       20          
China Southern 20
C.I.T.       14  4        
Delta Airlines       25   1  1      
ETHIOPIAN Airlines       22  3  5      
Etihad Airlines       40      22     
Finnair       19  10  10      
French Blue 1
GROUPE DUBREUIL       1 1
       
Hong Kong Airlines       15           
Iberia       16          
A350-800 A350-900 A350-1000
  ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP
Iran Air 16
Japan Airlines       18     13    
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines       7          
Kuwait Airways       10          
Latam Airlines Brazil  3
Latam Airlines Group       13  7    14    
Libyan Airlines                
Lufthansa       25  3  3      
Philippine Airlines       6          
Qatar Airways       39 15 19  37    
Scandinavian Airlines       8          
Singapore Airlines       67  16  16      
Sri Lankan Airlines                
Synergy Aerospace       10          
Thai INternational       4  2  5      
United Airlines             35     
Vietnam Airlines (Aercap)       10  3 7      
Virgin Atlantic           8    
Yemenia Yemen Airways       10           
Undisclosed         2
1
   
Totals 8     628  100  100  212    
ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP ORD DEL OP
A350-800 A350-900 A350-1000




In short, it is a calculated risk.  With a good outcome, however, there is prestige and exposure to be gained.  See below for details of first deliveries for each variant.

Qatar management with A350

On 22 December 2014 Qatar Airways took delivery of the world’s first A350XWB. After a handover ceremony in Toulouse, France the first production Airbus A350 XWB departed on its ferry flight to Doha in the company of Qatar’s fourth Airbus A380. Qatar is now the only airline in the world to fly every aircraft family produced by Airbus. The Qatar A350 commenced commercial services in January 2015 on the Doha to Frankfurt route.

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: A350 XWB Home, A350 XWB Interior, A350 XWB Assembly, A350 XWB Order Book and A350 XWB History.

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2 thoughts on “Airbus A350 Deliveries and A350 Orders

    1. Pisquali

      As with many airliners, there are usually different variant options available. This makes the model more attractive to airlines who have different requirements. Some want smaller variants so they can run more frequent services using smaller aircraft, others need to move more people at a single time, so they opt for a larger variant. What I’m getting at is it depends which variants you are comparing.
      Check and compare the two by looking at our specs page for each.

      http://www.modernairliners.com/airbus-a350-xwb-introduction/airbus-a350-xwb-specifications/

      http://www.modernairliners.com/airbus-a330/airbus-a330-specs/

      Cheers Peter

      Reply

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