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Airbus Commercial Aircraft delivers record performance

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 2016.

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 A380s. Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production achievement, 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 commented: “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.

2017 Airbus results updated at january 2018

Aircraft orders in 2017 (gross)    
A319/A320/A321ceo 161
A319/A320/A321neo 999
A330ceo 15
A330neo 10
A350 44
Total 1 229 Valued at US$ 154 billion *
Aircraft orders in 2017 (net)
A319/A320/A321ceo 128
A319/A320/A321neo 926
A330ceo 15
A330neo 6
A350 36
A380 -2
Total 1 109 Valued at US$ 138 billion *
Aircraft deliveries in 2017 to 88 customers
A320Family (incl. 181 A320/A321neo) 558
A330-200/300 67
A350-900 78
A380 15
Total 718 Valued at US$ 108 billion *
Historical total aircraft deliveries to end-2017
A318/A319/A320/A321 7 979
A300/A310 816
A330/A340 1 767
A350 XWB 142
A380 222
Total 10 926
Backlog at end 2017
A320Family (395 ceo, 5 746 neo) 6 141
A330Family (97 ceo, 220 neo) 317
A350 712
A380 95
Total 7 265 Valued US$ 1 059 billion *

2017 Airbus orders - Ordini Airbus 2017

With this year’s performance Airbus has steadily built on deliveries year on year – with 15 consecutive years of production increase. 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 Beluga XL.

On internationalisation, our partnership with China is expanding while our Americas footprint is equally extended. Moreover, in the provision of Services worldwide Airbus is significantly enhancing its local presence to be closer to its customers.

Furthermore, the 2018 price revision for the Airbus family of products is reflecting the company’s continued investment and value for the customer. Airbus increased its list prices for its aircraft by 2% from 1 January 2018. “Our new 2018 list prices reflect the continued investment made by Airbus on all its programs, with the aim of maximizing the value of aircraft and the satisfaction of our customers, thanks to the winning combination that combines performance, operational profitability and passenger comfort“, said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft.

Airbus 2018 price list, average prices in USD milion

A318 77,4
A319 92,3
A320 101,0
A321 118,3
A319neo 101,5
A320neo 110,6
A321neo 129,5
A330-200 238,5
A330-800 (neo) 259,9
A330-200 Cargo 241,7
A330-300 264,2
A330-900 (neo) 296,4
A350-800 280,6
A350-900 317,4
A350-1000 366,5
A380 445,6

Prices vary depending on the weight of the aircraft, the choice of the engine and its level of customization.

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