Airbus announces 200 orders in Dec-2010, tops Boeing in orders and deliveries race
Airbus closed 2010 with 644 gross and 574 net aircraft orders in 2010 and delivered a record 510 aircraft over the year. The company finished the year with 203 orders and 41 deliveries in Dec-2010, allowing it to pip Boeing in the annual orders race. Boeing finished the year with 530 net orders and 462 deliveries.
The 510 aircraft delivered are a record for Airbus, and a figure that it intends to better in 2011 by 10-20 aircraft, as it ups production of its A320 and A330 family, and gets the production line of the A380 family sorted.
Airbus Tianjin has set a target of 36 A320s for 2011. The majority of A380 deliveries are expected to occur in the second half of the year, as Airbus and Rolls-Royce sort out problems with the Trent 900 engine. The problems meant Airbus missed its target of 20 A380 deliveries for 2010.
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