Posted: Mon 15th Jan 2018

Airbus delivered record number of planes in 2017

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 15th, 2018

Airbus said this morning deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers.

Although the European planemaker trailed Boeing (763) in new deliveries, Airbus beat their fierce rival on new orders, with 1,109 net orders, compared with 912 for Boeing.

Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016.

The 2017 total comprises:

  • 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166 percent over 2016);
  • 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60 percent from 2016)
  • 15 A380s.

“Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production achievement, Airbus achieved 1,109 net orders from 44 customers. At the end of 2017 Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.” The company says.

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and President Commercial Aircraft commented:

‘A new Airbus delivery record coupled with our fourth best order intake wraps up a remarkable year for us. This outstanding achievement is testimony to the dedication of all our teams, and makes the company fitter, stronger and ready for the opportunities ahead.’

2017 Orders & Deliveries Press Conference

 

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