Airbus carried its high level of programme and commercial activity into 2013 – sustaining the momentum from last year by achieving new milestones that include the A350 XWB jetliner’s first flight, a further ramp-up in A330 production and the 10,000th A320 Family order, as well as important deliveries of: the first A400M, 1,000th A330, 100th A380, and Airbus’ 8,000th total aircraft.
2013 also confirmed Airbus market leadership as the company received 1,619 gross aircraft orders and 1,503 net bookings – both industry records in terms of units and value.
This maintained the momentum of 2012 – during which Airbus outperformed on its internal business goal by winning 914 gross orders for the company’s jetliners (which was 40 per cent above the internal target), and reaching a record number of annual new deliveries by providing 588 aircraft to customers during the year.
Building off 2012, and as a result of the success in 2013, Airbus’ industry-record backlog totaled more than 5,500 aircraft by year’s end.
A350 XWB: The new shape of efficiency takes flight
The enduring A330 success story
The A400M is accepted for military service
A380 hits the “century mark”
Supporting the global customer base
The A320 Family moves forward
10,000th A320 Family aircraft ordered
An expanding American presence
Milestone agreement in Japan
A landmark handover in China