September 3, 2010
European planemaker Airbus sold 301 aircraft and delivered 335 in the first eight months of the year, it said on Friday.
Net orders, which are adjusted for cancellations, came to 250 aircraft between January and August, the world's largest airliner manufacturer said in a statement.
Airlines cancelled orders for 14 single-aisle passenger jets in August, according to a monthly summary of Airbus data.
Rival Boeing so far leads the annual order race between the world's dominant jetmakers.
It sold 328 aircraft in the first eight months and posted net sales of 261 aircraft after cancellations for 67, according to its website. It delivered 308 aircraft over the same period.
Airbus last month predicted deliveries of its jets would reach 500 for the first time in 2010, beating last year's record 498.
It upped its forecast for gross orders in 2010 (before cancellations) by a third to more than 400 planes after a strong showing for both Airbus and Boeing at the Farnborough air show.
Airbus delivered three A380 superjumbos in August, bringing the total for the year to 13.