Airbus hits new aircraft deliveries record in 2010
Airbus announced (17-Jan-2011) it booked 644 gross and 574 net aircraft orders in 2010 and delivered a record 510 aircraft over the year. Airbus has increased production output for the ninth year in a row. For 2011, Airbus is expecting a further increase in deliveries and expects a book-to-bill ratio above one. [more]
- A320 family: 401;
- A330/A340: 91;
- A380: 18
- A320 family: 452;
- A330/A340/A350 XWB: 160;
- A380: 32;
- Order backlog: 3552
Airbus: "2010 was a good year, in fact better than expected 12 months ago. The market rebound and improved programme performance has been particularly encouraging. However, with plenty of challenges, especially in our development programmes, we’ll have to work hard to further improve and also make 2011 a successful year for Airbus,” Tom Enders, President and CEO. Source: Airbus, 17-Jan-2011.
Airbus: "These figures show the economy is improving. We have dodged the bullet on a double-dip recession. Aviation is growing again because of Asia, low-cost carriers and emerging markets. The only negative on the horizon is the fuel price," John Leahy, Chief Commercial Office. Source: Reuters, 17-Jan-2010.