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INTRODUCTION

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.

2016 in review, and 2017 outlook

Singapore Airlines received Airbus’ milestone 10,000th jetliner, an A350-900 version, in October 2016 – which was one of 49 A350 XWBs delivered during the year.

Airbus Commercial Aircraft met its 2016 jetliner delivery goals and logged an order volume that exceeded the year’s target, raising the overall backlog to a new industry record. In parallel, the focus on harnessing digital technology is positioning Airbus Commercial Aircraft as more efficient and innovative, accompanied by an emphasis on offering a broad range of services to customers. 

Commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 – composed of 545 single-aisle A320 Family jetliners, along with 66 widebody A330s, 49 A350 XWBs and 28 A380s. Over 40 per cent of the year’s single-aisle aircraft deliveries were the longer-fuselage A321 versions. 

Airbus logged 731 net orders from 51 customers during 2016, consisting of 607 single-aisle and 124 widebody aircraft. At the end of 2016, Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 6,874 aircraft, representing approximately 10 years of production at current rates.

Looking to the future, the company integration at Airbus will strengthen its standing as an aerospace industry leader, reflecting an environment that is being re-shaped by tougher competition, the digital technology revolution and enhanced shareholder expectations. Key to the integration was the merging of Airbus – the commercial aircraft manufacturing division – with Airbus Group, the parent company. This results in a leaner, less complex organisation that is united under a single brand: “Airbus.” 

Included in Airbus’ future business focus is the commercial aviation services market, which may be worth some $3 trillion over the next two decades.  Airbus Services saw strong market demand in 2016 that fuelled a double-digit growing revenue stream across all business lines. Airbus is looking to expand the range of services it offers, leveraging innovative digital capabilities – especially in the predictive maintenance domain. 

The emphasis on innovation will remain a priority for the company, with Airbus becoming more systematic in using digital technology.

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.

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