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2 minute read - 20th November 2023

Airbus continues to land new orders in 2023

Airbus has continued to grow its 2023 order book after securing multiple orders at the Dubai Airshow.

Emirates signed an order for an additional 15 A350-900s, taking its total order to 65 aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines Group signed a memorandum of understanding for 11 Airbus A350-900s to be added to its existing fleet. The latest agreement takes Ethiopian Airlines’ total order book and commitment for the A350 to 33, including four A350-1000s.

EgyptAir announced an order for 10 A350-900s to enhance its fleet and meet growing demand. airBaltic will become the largest A220 customer in Europe after confirming an incremental order for an additional 30 A220-300s. This new order will take the airline’s total firm orderbook to 80 aircraft. Already operating a 44 strong fleet of A220-300s, airBaltic is currently the largest A220-300 operator in the world.

All wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed in the UK, with the majority built in North Wales.

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2023 orders continue for Airbus with A350 and A220 deals. All wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed in the UK, with the majority built in North Wales / Picture: Airbus

The A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long range leader in the 300-410 seater category, flying efficiently on any sector from short-haul to ultra-long-haul routes up to 9,700nm. Its design includes state-of-the-art technologies, aerodynamics, lightweight materials and latest generation engines that together deliver 25% advantage in fuel burn, operating costs and CO₂ emissions, as well as 50% noise reduction compared to previous generation competitor aircraft. It has won over 1,000 orders from carriers around the globe.

The A220-300 is the most modern airliner in its size category, carrying between 120 to 150 passengers on flights of up to 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). The aircraft offers 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft.

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