Airbus delivers its 9000th aircraft
Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 9000th aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on 20th March 2015.
The aircraft is the first A321 to be delivered to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir and will join the carrier’s all-Airbus A320 Family fleet flying on its fast-growing Asia-Pacific network.
VietJetAir first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and now operates a fleet of 22 A320 Family aircraft on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia.
The A321 delivered today is the first of seven ordered by the airline as part of a major aircraft acquisition plan for up to 100 A320 Family aircraft announced in early 2014.
[pullquote cite=”John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers” type=”left, right”][image src=”https://www.deeside.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/628x-1.jpg” alt=”Alt Text” type=”rounded, circle, thumbnail, none” float=”left, right, none” link=”true” href=”#” title=”Title” target=”blank” info=”tooltip, popover” info_place=”top, right, bottom, left” info_trigger=”hover, click, focus” info_content=”This content will only show up if you have decided to show a popover.” lightbox_thumb=”http://yourdomain.com/path/to/your/image.jpg” lightbox_video=”true” lightbox_caption=”This content will only show up if you use a lightbox”]The delivery of our 9000th aircraft comes as we enjoy ongoing strong demand for aircraft across our product line.[/pullquote]Since delivering its first A300 in 1974, Airbus has developed the world’s most modern and comprehensive product line.
Today this includes the market-leading single aisle A320 Family and the industry’s most extensive Widebody Family, comprising the super-efficient A330, the all-new A350 XWB and the world’s largest aircraft, the flagship double deck A380.
The 9000th delivery comes less than two years after Airbus reached its last milestone of 8000 aircraft-delivered in August 2013.
Over the last 10 years, Airbus has doubled its deliveries to reach over 600 aircraft a year today – a figure that is set to rise further as the demand grows.