Industry Airbus delivered 718 aircraft in 2017
Airbus has delivered 718 aircraft to 85 customers in 2017.
Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total deliveries: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320Neo – an increase of 166 percent over 2016); 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60 percent from 2016) and 15 A380s.
Additionally, Airbus achieved 1109 net orders from 44 customers. The aircraft manufacturer states its overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and President Commercial Aircraft commented: “A new Airbus delivery record coupled with our fifth best order intake wraps up a remarkable year for us. This outstanding achievement is testimony to the dedication of all our teams, and makes the company fitter, stronger and ready for the opportunities ahead.”
Airbus competitor Boeing has announced it has delivered 763 aircraft to its customers in 2017. Boeing and Airbus are competing with its new generation single-aisle products Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320Neo as well as new long-haul jets like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350.
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