January 1, 2015
Airbus exceeds targets in 2015 – delivers a record 635 aircraft
January 13, 2016 | Manufacturing Group
Toulouse, France – Airbus officials announced that the company has exceeded its targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new. These deliveries comprise: 491 A320 family aircraft; 103 A330s; 27 A380s; and 14 A350 XWBs. This production achievement means that Airbus’ aircraft deliveries in 2015 were up for the 13th year in a row, surpassing the previous year-end delivery record of 629 aircraft – set in 2014.
Airbus also achieved 1,036 net orders from 53 customers (of which eight are new), comprising 897 single-aisle aircraft and 139 widebodies. The orders increased backlog by 401 aircraft. At 2015 year-end the overall backlog had climbed to a new industry record of 6,787 aircraft valued at US$996.3 billion at list prices.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO said: “This commercial and industrial performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient.” He added: “In 2015 Airbus has also laid firm foundations for the future, increasing the capability and variety of the aircraft which we can offer to our customers.”