2008-01-20 - Airbus record ordersAirbus reports record orders and deliveries
Boeing bleibt bei Aufträgen vorn<br /> In 2007 Airbus delivered 453 aircraft, 19 more than in 2006, on time and to customer satisfaction.
The deliveries include 367 A320 Family aircraft, six A300 Freighters, 79 A330/A340 aircraft, and the first all new eco-efficient A380 to Singapore Airlines. Entry into service of the A380 was smooth, with a very high technical dispatch reliability rate.
Airbus achieved 1,341 net orders valued at US$ 157.1 billion at catalogue prices (1,458 new gross orders valued at US $ 181.1 billion). They include 913 A320-Family aircraft, 405 A330/A340/A350s, and 23 A380s. This demonstrates the strong demand for Airbus aircraft, with all members of the product family doing extremely well. In particular the newly launched A350 XWB has achieved 292 new firm orders.
At the end of 2007, Airbus has a backlog of 3,421 aircraft. This represents about six years of production at steadily increasing production rates. Again, this is the highest backlog ever for the aviation industry.In 2008, deliveries are scheduled to be above 470.