Airbus hits new record aircraft deliveries in 2010

Airbus hits new record aircraft deliveries in 2010

Airbus has increased its production output for the ninth year in a row and achieved a new company record of 510 commercial aircraft deliveries to 94 customers. Deliveries included 401 A320 Family aircraft, 91 A330/A340s and 18 A380s, making a total order of 644 commercial aircraft orders (574 net) in 2010. The value of the new orders surpassed US$84 billion gross (US$74 billion net) at list prices. “2010 was a good year, in fact better than expected twelve months ago,” said Tom Enders, Airbus president and CEO. “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,” For 2011, Airbus is expecting again a further increase in deliveries and a book-to-bill ratio above one. “This is the result of strong airline demand for new and more eco-efficient aircraft,” Enders added. “We respond to our customer’s requests by introducing the right technologies at the right time as per the launch of the A320neo.”

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