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Analysts need facts and figures at their fingertips in order to quickly assess the performance of a company in the marketplace. Here you will find the key details on Airbus – including numbers and types of aircraft ordered and delivered, market share and production outlook.

For additional information, visit the Airbus Group Investor Relations section on its Airbus Group parent company’s corporate website.

2015 in review, and 2016 outlook

Joint Type Certification for the A320neo with Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines was signed in November 2015 by European and U.S. airworthiness authorities, enabling deliveries of the New Engine Option single-aisle jetliner to begin in 2016.

Airbus exceeded its production targets for 2015 by achieving a new company annual record of 635 jetliner deliveries, while logging 1,080 net orders during the year – comprised of 945 single-aisle aircraft and 135 widebody aircraft.  

At year-end 2015, the company’s overall backlog had climbed to a new industry record of 6,831 aircraft – providing a volume equivalent to 10 years of production at current rates. 

Three new incremental aircraft developments launched during 2015 further enhanced the Airbus product line: the A321neo Long-Range version, which will offer true transatlantic operations; the A330 Regional version, optimised to seat up to 400 passengers on flights out to 3,000 nautical miles; and the Ultra-Long-Range version of the A350-900, capable of 19-hour flights.  

Other 2015 accomplishments included European/U.S. joint Type Certification of Airbus’ A320neo (New Engine Option) version powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines; along with the start-up of A320 Family jetliner production at the new U.S. final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – making Airbus a truly global manufacturer with aircraft production sites on three continents (in North America, Europe and Asia).  

Airbus’ goal for 2016 is to continue its production expansion/ramp-up strategy for the company’s single-aisle and widebody aircraft. Commercially, Airbus’ priority for 2016 is to continue its market leadership role, targeting a book-to-bill ratio [the ratio of orders received to the units delivered and billed] of at least 1 during the year.

Airbus 2016-2035 Global Market Forecast

Airbus projects a need for 33,070 new passenger aircraft – valued at US$ 5.2 trillion – over the next 20 years, based on its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF): “Mapping Demand.” 

Announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, this forward-looking view – which covers the 2016-2035 timeframe – factors in how such key market drivers as demographics, trade, tourism flows, oil prices, environmental issues and competition will shape the aviation industry’s continued evolution and expansion. 

Airbus expects that air travel will increasingly become an expectation for passengers – with traffic growth in emerging markets and urbanization driving a worldwide annual increase of 4.5 percent over this period.  

Boosted by an expanded middle class, emerging economies also will see a sharp increase in the per cent of the population which travels by air each year to 75 percent – up from 25 percent today.  

Another key driver of global air traffic growth is expected to be the rise of aviation megacities, which are centres of urban wealth creation that accommodate more than 10,000 passengers per day. Airbus is forecasting that today’s 55 megacities will grow to 93 by 2035. 

As a result, the total worldwide fleet of passenger and freighter aircraft will double by 2035 – with an estimated requirement for 23,530 new single-aisle aircraft, 8,060 new twin-aisle widebodies and 1,480 new very large aircraft.

Access the latest Global Market Forecast in the Airbus website’s Company section.


With more than 16,700 aircraft ordered by international customers through October 2016, Airbus is an undisputed world leader in the civil air transport marketplace.

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