Egyptair is taking advantage of the Dubai Airshow 2023 to unveil its order for 10 Airbus A350-900s. European long-haul is no longer far from 800 firm sales.
Egyptair made its Airbus A350-900s wait
At the end of October 2023, 36 Airbus A350-900s had found customers but these were not identified. It’s the “undisclosed” line at the bottom of the table like at Boeing. Among these 36 Airbus A350-900s, perhaps the ten examples firmly ordered by Egyptair which logically took advantage of this media resonance chamber that is the Dubai Air Show to unveil its order or transform its intentions into a firm contract. With 791 firm sales at the end of October 2023, the A350-900 is no longer far from 800 sales.
The milestone of 1,000 sales is reached for the Airbus A350 family
Overall, the Airbus A350 family has reached the milestone of 1,000 sales (1,056 to be precise). The Airbus A350-1000 had 226 sales at the end of October 2023 and is heading towards 300. The freight version had 39 firm sales before the Dubai Airshow. The European manufacturer still has 491 A350s to deliver, all models combined. An order book which will increase further between now and the end of the year.
Rate of 10 A350s per month in 2026
With this backlog which will increase and the demand from airlines, it is therefore not surprising that Airbus has decided to increase the production rates of the A350 to ten units per month from 2026. The manufacturer does not does not specify when in 2026 but with regard to this “liner” that is industrial production, the formula “during 2026” is realistic.