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13 January 2015
13. January 2015 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus exceeds targets in 2014 and prepares for the future

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Incremental innovation rewarded by A320neo & A330neo market success

Highest number of Airbus Widebody airliners delivered

Industry record backlog of 6,386 aircraft secures Airbus’ long term outlook.

Highlights: Airbus’ 2015 year-opening press conference


Airbus’ 2014 highlights

Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2014, achieving a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers of which eight are new, comprising 490 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330s, 30 A380s and also our first A350 XWB. This production achievement means that Airbus’ aircraft deliveries in 2014 were up for the 13th year in a row, surpassing the previous record set in 2013.
Airbus also achieved 1,456 net orders from 67 customers (of which 14 are new) – our second best year ever, comprising 1,321 single aisle aircraft and 135 widebodies. As a result, by year end, the backlog had climbed to a new industry record of 6,386 aircraft valued at US$ 919.3 billion at list prices.
At 2014 year end, Airbus commanded more than 50% market share for aircraft above 100 seats. Among the numerous sales achievements was the A330neo’s success in attracting 120 firm endorsements within just six months of its launch. Another commercial highlight was Delta’s decision to select the A330neo for its transatlantic services and the A350 for its transpacific routes. A third highlight of 2014 was the enduring popularity of our A320neo and ceo aircraft which together attracted numerous orders especially from the leasing companies.
Industrially, the clear milestone of the year was the completion of A350 XWB testing and certification culminating in the on-time delivery of the first aircraft for Qatar Airways. We also reached our target of delivering 30 A380s while welcoming Asiana, Qatar Airways and Etihad as new operators of this flagship aircraft. And as the A330neo development programme gains momentum, the highly popular A330ceo continues to benefit from our commitment to incremental innovation. Meanwhile, the A320neo programme is proceeding on track following its first flight September 2014, paving the way for certification in Q3 and first deliveries in Q4.
“2014 has been an excellent year and the teams in Airbus not only delivered on, but exceeded their targets and commitments,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “Airbus also made strong progress towards a faster, simpler and more agile company, while our strategy of incremental innovation is helping to consolidate our market-leading position in all categories.”
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.
Airbus delivers first ever A350 XWB to Qatar Airways
Delta orders 50 Airbus widebody aircraft
The A350 XWB embarks on demonstration tour of Asia
Airbus A350-900 receives FAA Type Certification
First 242 tonne take-off weight A330 starts final assembly
EASA certifies A350 XWB for up to 370 minute ETOPS
Airbus A350-900 receives EASA Type Certification
Airbus A350-900 receives EASA Type Certification
Qatar Airways flies into a new era of travel with delivery of its first A380
Beluga celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first flight
Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 
Airbus launches the A330neo
Airbus and China take their partnership into the future 
Airbus re-enforces its presence in India
Airbus and SIA to establish flight training centre in Singapore
Airbus welcomes A380 operations in India
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Airbus delivers ACH145 helicopter for use on super yachts


Mobile home tycoon Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter


Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

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