18-Jan-2012 9:06 AM

Airbus ends 2011 with record for orders and deliveries

Airbus reported (17-Jan-2012) it delivered 534 commercial aircraft to 88 customers (10 new) and booked 1419 net orders in 2011, making it the most successful year in the company’s history and the 10th consecutive annual production increase. Airbus' commercial aircraft order backlog is 4437 aircraft, valued at over USD588 billion at list prices, equivalent to seven to eight years production. The manufacturer will continue to ramp-up production of all aircraft families. In 2011, 4500 new employees were hired, increasing the active workforce to 55,000. Airbus is targeting more than 4000 new hires in 2012. [more - original PR]

  • 2011 deliveries:
    • A320: 421;
    • A330: 87;
    • A380: 26;
  • 2011 net orders:
    • A320: 1348 (1226 A320neo orders);
    • A330: 85;
    • A340: -2 (programme terminated during 2012);
    • A350: -31;
    • A380: 19.

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