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Annual Press Conference 2014

13 January 2014

President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and other top Airbus executives reviewed 2013 highlights and commercial activity, and detailled the company’s strategies and prospects for 2014, during the traditional year-opening media event planned in Toulouse, France.

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Airbus maintains the market lead in 2013 and prepares its 2014 “roadmap for success”

Airbus’ 2013 record commercial results and industrial performance confirm benefits of the company’s steps to further increase agility, enhance reactivity and improve the decision-making process – maintaining its market leadership position for both single-aisle and widebody jetliners sized at above 1...

13 January 2014 Headline news

Airbus’ 2013 record commercial results and industrial performance confirm benefits of the company’s steps to further increase agility, enhance reactivity and improve the decision-making process – maintaining its market leadership position for both single-aisle and widebody jetliners sized at above 100 seats.

Speaking to journalists today at the company’s traditional year-opening press conference, President and CEO Fabrice Brégier said Airbus is well positioned for the future, with 2014 milestones to include service entry of its next-generation A350 XWB extra wide-body jetliner, the maiden...

Airbus sets new records in orders, deliveries and backlog

Market lead in widebody and single aisle aircraft

13 January 2014 Press Release

Airbus exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380) beating the previous record in 2011 by 11 aircraft.  The year was also Airbus’ most valuable gross order intake (List price US$ 240.5 billion). By year end, the backlog had climbed to an industry wide record of 5,559 aircraft, valued at US$ 809 billion at list prices, or eight years production.

Aircraft deliveries in...

A350 XWB passes ultimate load wing test

Another step on the road towards certification for the A350 XWB

13 January 2014 Press Release

Airbus successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB’s wing in December 2013, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever encounter in its entire in-service life. At ultimate load, the A350 XWB wingtip deflection exceeds five metres.

This test was performed on the A350 XWB static test airframe that was built specifically to demonstrate the structural integrity of the airframe. The strains induced into the airframe are measured and monitored in real time using more than ten thousand measurement channels. The huge volume of data recorded is analysed...



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