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PARIS (Reuters) -Europe's Airbus provisionally delivered just over 45 jetliners in July, two industry sources said on Tuesday.
The planemaker declined to comment on the unaudited figure ahead of publication of a monthly status report next Monday.
If confirmed after a regular internal audit, the figure would bring deliveries so far this year to just over 342 aircraft, or just over 340 after adjusting for two A350s that could not be delivered to Russia due to sanctions.
The pace of handovers remains roughly par with last year's equivalent total of 344 jets between January and July.
For the year as a whole, Airbus is looking to speed up deliveries. Even so, last week it cut its forecast to 700 planes from 720, compared with 611 delivered in 2021, amid shortages of labour and parts in aerospace supply chains.
(Reporting by Tim HepherEditing by Jane Merriman and Mark Potter)