Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017
were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record
of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers.
Deliveries were more
than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in
The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of
which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166 percent over 2016); 67
A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60 percent from 2016) and 15
Furthermore, Airbus achieved 1,109 net orders from 44 customers.
At the end of 2017 Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft
valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer
and President Commercial Aircraft, said, “A new Airbus
delivery record coupled with our fifth best order intake wraps up
a remarkable year for us. This outstanding achievement is
testimony to the dedication of all our teams, and makes the
company fitter, stronger and ready for the opportunities ahead.”
From its four A320 Family plants in Hamburg,
Tianjin, Mobile, and Toulouse, Airbus is on track to achieve rate
60 per month on single-aisle by mid-2019. Meanwhile, the A350 XWB
is equally on track for rate 10 by the end 2018. Airbus’ healthy
order intake in 2017 resulted in a ‘book-to-bill’ ratio of 1.5.
There were many industrial milestones achieved
by Airbus Commercial Aircraft in 2017, which included: delivery of
the 100th A350 XWB; the delivery of the 50th A320 Family aircraft
from our FAL in Mobile; delivery of Emirates’ 100th A380; first
flight of the A330neo; certification of the A350-1000; first
A321neos delivered with CFM and P&W engines; inauguration of the
new A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in Tianjin, China, with
two first deliveries; and structural completion of the first