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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.

2014: the year in review

Marking a key company milestone, Airbus and Qatar Airways opened a new chapter in commercial aviation with the delivery of the world’s first A350-900 aircraft in December 2014.

Airbus met its commitments and set the stage for the future with a strong performance in 2014, during which it exceeded targets by delivering its highest ever total of jetliners from across its market-leading widebody and single-aisle product lines, and winning more than 1,450 net orders.

Deliveries in 2014 once again underscored Airbus’ ability to maintain sustained high levels of production, with its 629 total aircraft provided to customers setting a new company record and marking the 13th consecutive year Airbus’ output has increased.  The year’s handovers included the world’s first A350 XWB jetliner, 108 A330 Family aircraft and 30 A380s – a best-ever mark of139 aircraft from Airbus’ market-leading widebody product line. The company also continued to maintain its elevated A320 Family production with a total of 490 single-aisle aircraft provided to customers.

Commercially, Airbus commanded more than 50 per cent market share for aircraft with passenger capacities of over 100 seats in 2014.  During the 12 months, it booked 1,456 net orders – 1,321 A320 Family jetliners and 135 widebodies – which brought the company’s backlog to a new industry record of 6,386 as of 31 December 2014.  Highlighting the complementary nature of CEO (current engine option) and NEO (new engine option) jetliners, Airbus’ single-aisle net orders comprised 310 A320ceo Family aircraft along with over 1,011 NEO versions.

A major highlight from the year was the expansion of Airbus’ family of widebody aircraft with the formal launch of two A330neo versions during July’s Farnborough Airshow: the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, which share the same fuselage length as today’s A330-200 and A330-300 CEO jetliners, respectively.

Underscoring a strong market acceptance, Airbus secured 120 firm endorsements for widebody NEO jetliners in less than six month since the A330neo’s launch – an important commercial achievement for the year. 

Key commercial wins in 2014 also included U.S.-based Delta Air Lines’ decision to select the A330neo for transatlantic routes and the A350 XWB for its transpacific services; and the enduring popularity of A320 Family NEO and CEO aircraft with numerous orders, especially from leasing companies.  

Airbus’ commercial results and industrial performance in 2014 confirmed its capability to meet customer commitments, as well as the benefits of its steps to further increase competitiveness and agility – enabling it to maintain market leadership position for both single-aisle and widebody jetliners sized at above 100 seats.

Airbus 2015-2034 Global Market Forecast

Airbus projects a need for 32,585 new passenger aircraft – valued at US$ 4.9 trillion – over the next 20 years, based on its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF): “Formulating the Future.”

Announced at the 2015 International Paris Air Show, this forward-looking view – which covers the 2015-2034 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 4.6 per cent over this period. 

Traffic growth in developing regions such as Asia and the Middle East is forecast to grow at 5.8 per cent per year compared to more advanced economies – for example those in Western Europe or North America – that are projected for 3.8 per cent growth. 

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 74 per cent – up from 25 per cent 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 47 megacities will grow to 91 by 2034, serving 2.3 million daily passengers.

As a result, the total worldwide fleet of passenger and freighter aircraft will more than double to 38,500 aircraft by 2034, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast – with the estimated requirement for 22,927 new single-aisle aircraft, 8,108 new twin-aisle widebodies and 1,550 new very large aircraft.

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

ORDERS & DELIVERIES

With more than 15,000 aircraft ordered by international customers through 2014, Airbus is an undisputed world leader in the civil air transport marketplace.

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