But sales have exceeded these modest expectations by a considerable margin, and Airbus claim to have beaten rival Boeing in calendar year corporate jetliner sales every year since 2004. The company sold 20 ACJ family aircraft in 2006, and has sold 29 this year so far (in addition to seven VIP widebodies).
Based on the last O&D update they had booked:
That leaves three new VIP-widebodies to be booked next month, two of them to be A330-200s per Lufthansa:
Lufthansa Technik (booth 1327) announced here today that it is to complete two VIP Airbus A330-200s for undisclosed customers.
In terms of ACJ orders, they had booked:
Meanwhile on additional A319 has been ordered by JetAlliance, which means that so far 16 A32X "Elite" have been sold this year. That means that another four are likely to be booked this month, two of which appear to be for the German Air Force (ACJs):
The company’s deal with the German government will see it acting as prime contractor for the renewal of the medium-range fleet operated by the defense ministry’s special mission wing. LHT will manage the procurement, oufitting and support of two Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliners and four Bombardier Global 5000s.
That means that Airbus has been able to book 3 widebodies for private use and 4 ACJs since the last update! Simply astonishing how this market is growing...