Airbus entered 2019 with new company records, building on the success of the previous several years. In 2018, Airbus delivered a total of 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers worldwide – meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. The number of deliveries has continued to increase annually for 16 years in a row.
In terms of sales, Airbus achieved 747 net orders during 2018 compared with 1,109 net orders in 2017.
Airbus began 2019 with a commercial aircraft backlog of 7,577 jetliners, setting a new record for the industry. This includes 480 A220s – the result of a European-Canadian partnership with Bombardier that saw two of the Canadian manufacturer’s jetliners brought into the Airbus commercial aircraft product line. Designated A220-100 and A220-300, these aircraft have been designed and purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.
New A220 Family U.S. production facility
Airbus Corporate Jets delivers the first ACJ320neo