Airbus A350 Orders and Deliveries.
Summary of Airbus A350 Deliveries and A350 Orders as at 31 September 2016
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)
|Exec and Private Jets||1|
|Air Asia x||10|
|Air France – KLM Group||18|
|Air Lease Corporation||20||9|
|Hong Kong Airlines||15|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||7|
|Latam Airlines Group||13||5||14|
|Sri Lankan Airlines||4|
|TAM Lihas Aereas||5||5||5|
|Vietnam Airlines (Aercap)||10||4||4|
|Yemenia Yemen Airways||10|
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.
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