Airbus for analysts


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.

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2013: the year in review

A320 output will continue at least at the current 42-monthly rate – the highest ever for a commercial aircraft today – with the potential of boosting output to meet market demand.

Airbus logged a strong performance in 2013, during which the company set industry-wide records with new gross bookings for 1,619 aircraft (1,503 orders net, when cancellations are taken into account), and a highest-ever company output – with 626 total jetliners delivered to 93 customers.

The year’s deliveries underscored Airbus’ ability to maintain production rates at sustained high levels, responding to its industry-wide record backlog of 5,559 aircraft as of December 31, 2013.  Deliveries last year reflected the stepped-up A320 Family production at 42 per month (with a total 493 provided to customers in 2013), along with an A330 output at its highest rate ever of 10 monthly (108 deliveries during the year).  Airbus delivered 25 A380s during 2013 as the double-deck jetliner moves toward a break-even rate of 30 aircraft annually based on improved production processes that are now in place.

With the best-selling A320 Family logging orders for 876 NEO (new engine option) versions and 377 for the CEO (current engine option) configuration in 2013, the single-aisle jetliner’s output will continue at least at the current 42-monthly rate – the highest ever for a commercial aircraft today – as Airbus transitions from the CEO to NEO in early 2018.  The potential to boost output to meet market demand remains open.

Airbus continues to target the ramp-up of A350 XWB production to the rate of 10 aircraft per month by 2018 – four years after the start of deliveries, planned for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Key commercial wins in 2013 included Emirates Airline’s booking for 50 more A380s, marking this aircraft’s biggest single order and confirming its ability to capture growth; the Japanese market milestone with Japan Airlines’ A350 XWB order for 31 aircraft; the acquisition by Indonesia’s Lion Air of 234 A320 Family jetliners, which was Airbus’ largest single order; and AirAsia X’s contract for 25 A330s, marking the largest order ever for this aircraft. 

The 2013 commercial results and industrial performance confirmed the benefits of the company’s steps to further increase agility, enhance reactivity, improve the decision-making process, and to simplify processes by reducing interfaces and improving lead-times – which have enabled it to maintain the market leadership position for both single-aisle and widebody jetliners sized at above 100 seats.  

Airbus’ 2013 performance also demonstrated increased reliability and stability within the supply chain, resulting from joint investments by the company and its network of suppliers.

To support Airbus’ development, the company made some 16,500 recruitments during the past five years, including approximately 3,000 in 2013.  An additional 1,000 external recruitments are planned for 2014, along with 500 persons recruited from within the rebranded Airbus Group (previously EADS).

Airbus 2014-2033 Global Market Forecast

Airbus projects a need for 31,358 new passenger and freighter aircraft – valued at over $4.6 trillion – over the next 20 years, based on its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF): “Flying on demand.”

Unveiled in September 2014, this forward-looking view – which covers the 2014-2033 timeframe – factors in 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 such as Asia-Pacific (5.7 per cent) and the Middle East (7.1 per cent) driving a worldwide annual increase of 4.7 per cent over this period. Domestic China is forecast to be the largest traffic flow by 2033 with 11.9 per cent of world traffic, while in 20 years Asia-Pacific airlines will fly 36 per cent of total passenger traffic– approximately the same as North American and European carriers combined. 

As a result, the total worldwide fleet of passenger and freighter aircraft will increase to 37,500 aircraft by 2033, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast with the estimated requirement for some 22,000 new single-aisle aircraft, approximately 7,800 twin-aisle widebodies and around 1,500 very large aircraft. 

Driven by the region’s population and economic growth, Asia-Pacific carriers are projected to receive 37 per cent of these single aisle aircraft, along with almost half of new widebody passenger aircraft deliveries during the 2014-2033 timeframe.

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


With more than 13,000 aircraft ordered by international customers, Airbus is an undisputed world leader in the civil air transport marketplace.

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