Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Airbus surpassed its full-year goal of selling 1,000 planes in the first nine months of 2013 and is on track for selling more than 1,200 in 2013. That’s what sales chief John Leahy said Monday. Before that, Japan Airlines announced a $9.5 billion order for 31 Airbus A350s, buying aircraft from the European manufacturer for the first time. In July Airbus increased the expected sales during 2013 from 800 to 1,000. (Source: Reuters, 10/07/13) Previous: JAL orders 31 A350 XWBs; Airbus revises numbers; Enders ups Airbus sales goal. Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.