Airbus Delivers Record Number of Aircraft in 2015
PHOTO: The high-tech Airbus A350 XWB. (Courtesy of Airbus)
Airplane manufacturer Airbus announced Tuesday that the company achieved a new record in 2015 of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers.
Airbus revealed details of the order on its official website, showcasing the deliveries of 491 A320 family aircraft, 103 A330 planes, 27 A380 planes and 14 A350 XWB planes. The previous record was 629 delivered aircraft, which was set in 2014.
The increase in deliveries marks the 13th consecutive year of growth in the category.
To close out 2015, Airbus achieved a total of 1,036 net orders from 53 customers—897 single-aisle aircraft and 139 widebody planes—and finished with a backlog of 6,787 aircraft valued at $996.3 billion at current prices.
Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier released a statement on the record-breaking year:
“This commercial and industrial performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient. In 2015 Airbus has also laid firm foundations for the future, increasing the capability and variety of the aircraft which we can offer to our customers.”
It has been a year of major accomplishments for the Airbus team, as the A320neo aircraft was certified by the aviation authorities on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition, the airplane manufacturer opened its first United States factory in Mobile, Alabama.
With new planes in development, a plethora of existing demand and a mixture of old and new customers placing more orders with Airbus, the company is hoping to find even more success in 2016.
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