Toulouse - In 2017, Airbus registered 1109 net orders from 44 customers, and delivered 718 aircraft to 85 customers across the world. 4% higher than the previous year.
The deliveries of Airbus Commercial Aircraft to rise for the 15th consecutive year, reaching a new record level with 718 aircraft deliveries to 85 customers. It is 4% higher than 2016, which was closed by 688 deliveries. The 2017 deliveries include: 558 A320 family aircraft (181 A320neo - an increase of 166% over 2016); 67 A330 ; 78 A350 XWB and 15 A380s .
In addition to this resounding success, the European aircraft manufacturer registered 1109 net orders from 44 customers, which is also 52% more than in 2016. At the end of 2017, the Airbus backlog amounted to 7265 aircraft valued at $1,059 trillion at current list prices.
A new record for Airbus deliveries, coupled with our fourth best order book in history, marking a remarkable year for us. This exceptional achievement is a testament to the dedication of all our teams and makes the company more capable, stronger and ready for future opportunities,said Fabrice Brégier, the President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
With this year's performance, Airbus has continued to increase deliveries for 15 consecutive years. Thanks to its four FAL for the A320 family in Hamburg, Tianjin, Mobile, and Toulouse, Airbus is on track to reach 60 single-aisle assembled by month by mid-2019. Meanwhile, the A350XWB is on track to reach a monthly production rate of 10 aircraft by the end of 2018. Last year, Airbus' order intake resulted in a book-to-bill ratio (orders/deliveries) of 1.5.
The milestones of 2017 for Airbus are: the delivery of the 100th A350 XWB to Singapore Airlines; the delivery of the 50th single-aisle produced in Mobile; the delivery of the 100th A380 of Emirates; the certification of the A350-1000; the delivery of the first A321neo equipped with CFM and P & W engines; the deliveries of the first two A330s from Tianjin and the assembly of the first Beluga XL.
Our partnership with China is growing, while our presence in America is also expanding. Moreover, via its services across the world, Airbus significantly improves its local presence to be closer to its customers,Airbus recalls.
Boeing finished 2017 with 912 net orders and 763 deliveries.