Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said (17-Jan-2013) the next 12 months will "continue the progress achieved in 2012", during which Airbus outperformed on its new orders goal and reached a record number of annual new aircraft deliveries. Airbus will continue its high levels of programme and commercial activity in 2013 – targeting new milestones that include the start-up of A350 XWB flight testing, with the first flight targeted for mid-year, and a further ramp-up in A330 production, increasing output to 10 per month during 2Q2013. Mr Brégier announced Airbus has set a goal of 700 new sales for its commercial aircraft families. At least 600 deliveries are planned for 2013. [more - original PR]
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The global commercial aircraft fleet grew by 4% in 2016 and the year ended with an order backlog of more than nine years of production. Among the regions, North America still has the biggest and oldest fleet, but the lowest ratio of orders to aircraft in service. By contrast, Middle East has the fewest in service, but the highest ratio of orders to current fleet numbers.
This report gives an overview of the number of commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 and the outlook into 2017 and beyond. It also looks at numbers in service and on order by region. It is based on preliminary numbers from the CAPA Fleet Database and guidance on 2016 deliveries from Airbus and Boeing, who have yet to announce final numbers.
The data indicate that total worldwide deliveries fell in 2016, the first such decline for six years, as a result of delays to new aircraft programmes. Boeing delivered more aircraft than Airbus for the fifth straight year, but its deliveries fell short of its 2015 level, while Airbus increased its numbers year-on-year. Total deliveries will likely rise again in 2017, but this may prove to be a peak year.