Industry Airbus releases 2019 commercial aircraft performance

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Airbus has released its 2019 commercial aircraft performance and was able to announce an eight percent higher delivery rate than in 2018.

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At the beginning of the new year, Airbus has released its commercial aircraft performance for 2019. In total, the European manufacturer was able to deliver 863 aircraft in total, which represents an eight percent increase of deliveries when compared to 2018.

In total, 99 customers received new aircraft from Airbus. It is the 17th yearly production increase in a row, said Airbus. The manufacturer progressed on the transition to all NEO variants and by year end, Airbus had delivered 173 widebody aircraft.

The deliveries comprised:

  • A220 Family: 48 v 20 in 2018 (since the A220 became part of the Airbus Family: 1 July 2018)
  • A320 Family: 642 v 626 in 2018. Of these, 551 were NEO Family v 386 in 2018
  • A330 Family: 53 v 49 in 2018. Of these, 41 were NEO Family v 3 in 2018
  • A350 Family: 112 v 93 in 2018. Of these, 25 were A350-1000 v 14 in 2018
  • A380: 8 v 12 in 2018

In addition to all the deliveries, Airbus was able to sign new commitments and firm orders for new aircraft. 1,131 aircraft have been ordered in 2019, mostly on large air-shows like in Farnborough and Paris. Net orders reached 768, underlining customer endorsements in all market segments.

“I am happy to see our commercial aircraft order and delivery numbers reflecting the continuous efforts to better serve our customers and bring our competitive products and services to the market", said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. "I sincerely thank our customers for their loyalty and the Airbus teams and our industry partners who made it possible."

"The A220 achieved 63 net orders, confirming it as the leading aircraft in its category. The A320 Family continued its success with 654 net orders including an outstanding market response for the new A321XLR. At year end, the current Airbus widebody offering comprised sales and repeat orders of 32 A350 Family and 89 A330 Family aircraft. Cancellations of 363 reflect specific airline situations in 2019 as well as the decision to end A380 production. At the turn of the year, Airbus’ backlog stood at 7,482 aircraft," wrote Airbus in a statement.

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