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11 January 2017
Commercial Aircraft

Airbus achieves targets proving ramp-up readiness in 2016

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_2 MASCLET Philippe - MasterFilms
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_2

Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more than eight per cent higher than the previous record of 635 set in 2015. These included 545 single-aisle A320 Family, of which 68 were A320neo, 66 A330s, 49 A350 XWBs and 28 A380s. Over 40 per cent of single aisle deliveries were the larger A321 models

Airbus family flight 2 H.GOUSSE/MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Herve - MasterFilms
20 September 2016

Airbus family flight 2

Airbus’ product line of modern commercial jetliners includes the A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 aircraft – which are shown here in formation flight

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_7
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_7

Fabrice Brégier, the President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft: “2016 was a year that surpassed all of our expectations, both for deliveries and orders”

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_1
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_1

The Annual Airbus Commercial Press Briefing, held in Toulouse, France, featured 2016 year-in-review presentations by Fabrice Brégier, the President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer - Customers

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_4
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_4

Speaking at the annual press briefing, Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Brégier said the 688 aircraft delivered in 2016 marked a new record, representing the 14th consecutive year of production increases.

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_6 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - MasterFilm
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_6

During the annual press briefing, Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Brégier said harnessing digital technology and focussing on the commercial aviation services market are among the company’s priorities

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_5 MASCLET Philippe - MasterFilms
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_5

Reporters from international publications attended the Annual Airbus Commercial Press Briefing in Toulouse, France on 11 December, with the event also carried via live webcast on the airbus.com website

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_8 MASCLET Philippe - MasterFilms
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_8

The 2016 results of Airbus Commercial Aircraft were outlined for international reporters by President Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy, the Chief Operating Officer - Customers

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_3 Airbus, DOUMENJOU Alexandre - MasterFilm
11 January 2017

Airbus Annual Commercial Press Briefing 2017_3

John Leahy, the Chief Operating Officer - Customers, told reporters at the annual press briefing that the jetliner market share for Airbus Commercial Aircraft was above 50 per cent during the past three years – representing 55 per cent in terms of gross units and 53 per cent for net units

Summary

Record commercial aircraft deliveries of 688

731 net orders, book-to-bill above one

Healthy backlog of 6,874 aircraft

Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more than eight percent higher than the previous record of 635 set in 2015. These included 545 single aisle A320 Family of which 68 were A320neo, 66 A330s, 49   A350 XWBs and 28 A380s. Over 40 percent of single aisle deliveries were the larger A321 models.
Airbus achieved 731 net orders from 51 customers of which eight are new. These included 607 single aisle and 124 wide-body aircraft. At the end of 2016, Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 6,874 aircraft valued at US$1,018 billion at list prices.
“We delivered on our objectives in a challenging environment, proving our ramp-up readiness for the future. I salute all our teams on this outstanding achievement,” said Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer of Airbus. “Our strong operational performance combined with a robust market eager to place orders and take deliveries of aircraft in all sizes are now an excellent springboard for our next steps: Boosting deliveries, harnessing the advantages of Digital and extending our service portfolio globally.”
Notable milestones in 2016 included the delivery of Airbus 10,000th aircraft – an A350 XWB and the successful first flight of the largest member of the programme: the A350-1000. Airbus also commenced deliveries of both engine variants of the A320neo, the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft. Meanwhile, the Pratt & Whitney powered A321neo was certified and the first US-assembled aircraft, an A321, was delivered from Mobile, Alabama.
Other milestones included the entry into service of the first A330 regional and the start of construction of the China A330 Completion and Delivery Centre, while the A330neo commenced assembly in the Final Assembly Line. The Airspace by Airbus cabin brand was launched as the new standard in passenger experience for the A330neo and A350 XWB programmes. Airbus also launched the Ifly A380 website enabling passengers to support differentiation and book flights on their A380 of choice.
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Further information at www.airbus.com/presscentre/hot-topics/annual_press_briefing_2017/
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