Airbus achieves record aircraft deliveries in 2009
Airbus announced (12-Jan-2010) total 2009 aircraft deliveries of 498, a new company delivery record for a single year and 15 more aircraft than 2008. The manufacturer also secured 310 gross orders and 271 net orders. [more]
- A320: 228;
- A330/A340/A350 XW: 78;
- A380: 4;
- Total order backlog: 3,488
Airbus: “Considering the economic and financial environment we have done rather well in 2009. Great teamwork and flexibility at Airbus and a close cooperation with customers, suppliers and finance institutions were key to success. We plan to keep production at 2008/2009 levels, but we need to remain prudent and flexible. We are not out of the woods yet. Our prime mission in the coming weeks is to secure a solid financial footing for the A400M. After nine months of intense deliberations with our government customers, it’s time for decisions," Tom Enders, President & CEO. Source: Airbus, 12-Jan-2010.