• Record commercial aircraft deliveries of 688
  • 731 net orders, book-to-bill above one
  • Healthy backlog of 6,874 aircraft

France | January 11, 2017– Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more than eight percent higher than the previous record of 635 set in 2015. These included 545 single aisle A320 Family of which 68 were A320neo, 66 A330s, 49 A350 XWBs and 28 A380s. Over 40 percent of single aisle deliveries were the larger A321 models.

Airbus achieved 731 net orders from 51 customers of which eight are new. These included 607 single aisle and 124 wide-body aircraft. At the end of 2016, Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 6,874 aircraft valued at US$1,018 billion at list prices.

“We delivered on our objectives in a challenging environment, proving our ramp-up readiness for the future. I salute all our teams on this outstanding achievement,” said Fabrice Brégier, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer of Airbus. “Our strong operational performance combined with a robust market eager to place orders and take deliveries of aircraft in all sizes are now an excellent springboard for our next steps: Boosting deliveries, harnessing the advantages of Digital and extending our service portfolio globally.”

Notable milestones in 2016 included the delivery of Airbus 10,000th aircraft – an A350 XWB and the successful first flight of the largest member of the programme: the A350-1000. Airbus also commenced deliveries of both engine variants of the A320neo, the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft. Meanwhile, the Pratt & Whitney powered A321neo was certified and the first US-assembled aircraft, an A321, was delivered from Mobile, Alabama.

Other milestones included the entry into service of the first A330 regional and the start of construction of the China A330 Completion and Delivery Centre, while the A330neo commenced assembly in the Final Assembly Line. The Airspace by Airbus cabin brand was launched as the new standard in passenger experience for the A330neo and A350 XWB programmes. Airbus also launched the Ifly A380 website enabling passengers to support differentiation and book flights on their A380 of choice.

  • Price adjustment for Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft Family

France | January 12, 2016– Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 1.1 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2016. The 1.1 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2015 to January 2016 period and takes into account the drop in materials and commodities prices.

“Our new 2016 price increase reflects the strong appetite from customers around the globe for Airbus’ comprehensive, modern and innovative product range,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We see demand for our aircraft continuing to grow across all size categories as our reliable, efficient product line enables customers to grow their businesses profitably as well as being favoured by passengers who want to travel in the most comfortable cabins.”

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold more than 16,300 aircraft to more than 380 customers worldwide. Of these, more than 9,500 aircraft have been delivered.

AIRBUS AIRCRAFT

2016 AVERAGE LIST PRICES (millions of US$)

 

A318

 

 

75.1

 

A319

 

 

89.6

 

 

A320

 

 

98.0

 

A321

 

 

114.9

 

A319neo

 

 

98.5

 

A320neo

 

 

107.3

 

 

A321neo

 

 

125.7

 

A330-200

 

 

231.5

 

A330-800neo

 

 

252.3

 

A330-200 Freighter

 

 

234.7

 

A330-300

 

 

256.4

 

A330-900neo

 

 

287.7

 

A350-800

 

 

272.4

 

A350-900

 

 

308.1

 

A350-1000

 

 

355.7

 

A380-800

 

 

 

432.6

 

Price depends on design weights, engines choice and level of selected customisation. 

  • Will assume role of Vice President and General Manager after completing transition plan

Mobile, Alabama | August 25, 2015– Airbus today announced Daryl Taylor has joined its leadership team at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. Taylor will train at the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly facilities in Europe before returning to transition duties and assume operational oversight of the facility as the Vice President and General Manager. The Vice President and General Manager is currently Dr. Ulrich Weber, who has been responsible for the construction and commissioning of Airbus’ first manufacturing facility in the U.S.

The Vice President and General Manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility is responsible for ensuring the assembly and delivery of on-time, on-quality and on-cost aircraft to customers. He also oversees the operations of all necessary systems and support staff in the A320 Family production facility. The position reports directly to Barry Eccleston, President of Airbus Americas.

“After an extensive and demanding search, we are pleased to welcome Daryl to the Airbus team,” said Eccleston. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in aircraft manufacturing and facility operations which will ensure the A320 Family manufacturing facility in Mobile is successful, an industry leader and provides a great product to our customers.”

Taylor comes to Airbus from GKN Aerospace where from 2013 until now he has been Vice President and General Manager of two facilities: Precision Machining, Inc. in Wellington, Kansas and Bandy Aerospace, Inc. in Burbank, California. From 2010 to 2013, Taylor was General Manager of the Q400 Program at Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, Canada; and from 1997 to 2009 he held various roles at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas, including Director of Operations H4000, Director of Assembly Operations Hawker 900 & 750, and Director of Six Sigma & Performance Excellence. The appointment at Airbus is somewhat of a homecoming for Taylor—from 1989 until 1994 he was a Certified Engineering Apprentice at Airbus in the UK.
Taylor has a Higher National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Kelsterton College in the UK, and a B.S. in Manufacturing Technology from Southwestern College in Kansas.

Taylor, his wife and three children currently live in Kansas, but will relocate to the Mobile area in coming months.

Adds 20 A330-300 Regional and 30 A320ceo to fast growing fleet
Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, France | June 15, 2015– Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia will become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional.

These popular fuel-efficient Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft will join Saudi Arabian Airlines’ existing Airbus fleet of twelve A330-300s and 50 A320 Family.

Passenger demand in Saudi Arabia is experiencing high growth both on domestic and regional routes. The new A330-300 Regional variant, specially designed for regional and domestic operations, is Airbus’ solution for markets with large populations and fast growing, concentrated air traffic flows. The A330-300 Regional is set to boost capacity on several of Saudi Arabian Airlines most in-demand routes, enabling the airline to better serve the Saudi Arabian and regional travelling public.

Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Director General Saudi Arabian Airlines, said: “The A330-300 Regional’s unique flexibility, high capacity and operational capabilities will enable us to expand our domestic and regional network and better absorb growing passenger traffic. Introducing the A330-300 Regional in our current fleet is an ideal choice and follows our previous commitment to a family of aircraft which already successfully helped us achieve our ambitions,” he added.

“We salute Saudi Arabian Airlines for becoming the launch operator of the A330-300 Regional. We see a significant market opportunity for this exceptional aircraft, which is part of Airbus best-selling widebody Family. The A330 features a unique combination of unbeatable economics and fuel efficiency. Undoubtedly the A330-300 Regional will support Saudi Arabian Airlines to expand

its network in the region in the most efficient way by offering increased capacity and world-class comfort,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

The A330-300 Regional is optimized to seat up to 400 passengers in Airbus’ best in class 18 inch wide economy seat comfort on missions up to 3,000 nm and offers significant cost savings through a reduced operational weight of around 200 tonnes. The reduction in fuel burn per seat and maintenance costs will result in an overall cost reduction by up to 26% compared with the today’s long-range A330-300. In addition, the A330 Regional benefits from the latest A350 XWB and A380 technologies.

In addition to the A330-300 Regional, Saudi Arabian Airlines has also chosen to grow its A320 Family fleet with more of the world’s most flexible, productive and comfortable single aisle aircraft on the market.

The A320 Family

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.

The A330 Family

Being member of the Airbus leading widebody family, and reflecting the market’s continued demand for high efficiency, comfort and reliability, the A330 Family has won more than 1,500 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide and has more than 1,100 aircraft in operation.

Leading lessor signs for one A350-900 & four A320 Family aircraft
Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, France | June 15, 2015– Today at the 51st International Paris Air Show, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company announced a firm order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft (1 A350-900, 1 A321ceo and 3 A320ceo*) to meet strong market demand for Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft.

Including today’s announcement, ALC’s fast growing portfolio of Airbus aircraft stands at a total of 262, of which 66 are widebodies (15 A330ceo, 25 A330neo, 21 A350-900, 5 A350-1000) and 196 are single-aisles (30 A320ceo, 31 A320neo, 26 A321ceo, 109 A321neo).

“In a market that is continually growing and developing, ALC is fully focussed on offering its customers the most modern, technologically advanced and economically efficient aircraft, which certainly includes the A320 Family and A350 XWB,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in our close cooperation with Airbus over the past years, which has led to the successful launch of the A330neo and A321LR. We are confident that these innovative aircraft will maximize operating efficiencies for airlines around the globe, thanks to their reliability, compelling economics and exceptional cabin comfort.”

“It’s great to see leading lessor, ALC, come back with an order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft to meet the needs of their customers who are demanding products that deliver both unbeatable economics and the highest standard of passenger comfort in all classes,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We go beyond just listening to our customers in our quest for innovation and seek active collaboration with them in order to deliver value. This is demonstrated with our latest, fuel efficient widebody and single-aisle models, the A330neo and A321LR, launched in close cooperation with ALC.”

The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft family and the latest member of the manufacturer’s leading widebody family. The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft in its size category and is setting new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its wide cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets (wing tip devices) which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings.

France | June 1, 2015– 10 A321ceo and 2 A320ceo will be equipped with Sharklets

Frontier Airlines, headquartered in Denver, Colorado (U.S.), has placed a firm order for 10 A321 and two A320 aircraft. All 12 aircraft are current engine option (ceo) aircraft. This is the second time in less than a year that the airline has ordered the A321, the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. Including this order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 101 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. Their current in-service fleet consists of 55 A320 Family aircraft (34 A319s and 21 A320s).

Each of the newly ordered planes will feature lightweight composite Sharklets, 2.4-meter/94-inch tall wing-tip devices that provide a fuel consumption reduction of up to 4 percent, plus either a range extension of 100 nautical miles or increased payload of up to 450 kilograms/992 pounds.

“This announcement paves the way for us to grow, modernize and renew our fleet while helping us build a strong foundation for the future,” said Barry Biffle, President, Frontier Airlines. “We remain focused on our Low Fares Done Right business model for long-term success and we look forward to working with Airbus to achieve it.”

“With every flight of an Airbus aircraft, our customers gather feedback from their passengers and employees, and those customers become repeat customers when they realize the A320 Family optimizes every aspect an aircraft has to offer,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “As we have continued to evolve the efficiency of each of our aircraft families, customers such as Frontier have been paying attention, and know that growing their Airbus fleet is the best investment in their future.”

Frontier took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and has since transformed into an all-Airbus, all-A320 Family fleet, allowing the airline to optimize efficiency and economy by streamlining crew training and maintenance operations. The A320 Family also offers the most comfortable single-aisle cabin in the sky at a full seven inches wider than competing aircraft allowing for 18”-wide seats in comfort economy as standard.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 11,700 orders to date and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to more than 400 customers and operators worldwide.

  • Largest A320 Family model has lowest operating costs in single aisle category

Toulouse, France | February 11, 2015– South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of 25 A321neo single aisle aircraft as part of its ongoing fleet modernisation programme. Seating 180 passengers in a two class layout, the new aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s regional services, as well as on selected domestic routes. Asiana will make a decision on its engine of choice for the aircraft at a later date.

The A321neo will join an existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft operated by Asiana Airlines and its low cost subsidiary Air Busan, with the A321 set to become the primary single aisle type at both units.

“The A320 Family is a proven success with Asiana Airlines and Air Busan, combining reliability, excellent operating economics and superior passenger comfort,” said Kim Soo Cheon, President & CEO, Asiana Airlines. “With the A321neo we will be able to look forward to even greater levels of efficiency, with a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and increased flying range. The acquisition of the A321neo underscores our strategy to operate only the most modern and efficient aircraft that the industry has to offer.”

“We are pleased to announce this latest commitment from Asiana Airlines,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A321neo will bring the airline the lowest operating costs of any single aircraft, flying passengers in comfort on flights of up to six hours. We will be proud to see the A321neo flying in Asiana colours, as part of a fleet that includes aircraft from the entire Airbus product line.”

Asiana Airlines currently operates 33 Airbus singe aisle aircraft, 15 widebody A330-300s and two double deck A380s. In addition to its newly announced commitment for the A321neo, the airline has outstanding orders for four more A380s and 30 all-new A350 XWBs for operation on its long haul network. Meanwhile, Air Busan currently operates nine A320 Family aircraft on its domestic and regional services.

The A321 is the largest member of the best-selling single aisle A320 Family. To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,500 orders and more than 6,400 aircraft have been delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide.

Reveal Of New Lavatory Concept Freeing-up Space For More Seats On A320 Family Cabin

Hamburg, Germany – April 5, 2011 — Airbus once again showcases its cabin innovations at this years’ Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. The leading manufacturer presents a market research mock-up of a space-saving rear lavatory and galley concept for the A320 Family for the first time.

Called Space-Flex, the concept makes more efficient use of the volume at the rear of the cabin. The result: two lavatories plus a galley can now be accommodated in this space, offering airlines the possibility to install up to three more revenue-generating seats in the cabin and/or to improve seat pitch. One of the Space-Flex lavatories provides full access for ‘Persons with Reduced Mobility’ (PRM) through a simple conversion process: an industry first on a single-aisle aircraft.

Another key to cabin flexibility, the A350 XWB enabling platform, is impressively demonstrated at the Airbus booth. Standard interfaces designed to accommodate a wide variety of operator needs and cabin furnishings based on modular designs combine to facilitate the customization of the cabin and allow airlines to reconfigure their cabin in service more easily than before.

The A380 display underlines the unmatched passenger appeal of the world’s biggest passenger aircraft. With more than 40 aircraft in service, the A380 is getting overwhelmingly positive passenger feedback and brings operators higher load factors and increased revenues.

Airbus’ SPICE galley project (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) has been making steady progress during 2010. After revealing the operational prototype at last years’ Aircraft Interiors Expo, Airbus will present the progress of user trials performed at a full-scale test facility in Toulouse, demonstrating full cabin service for up to 200 passengers. The space-saving catering system improves crew working conditions at the same time as saving hundreds of kilograms of weight and generating space for additional revenue seats.

Airbus space-efficient concepts go beyond new products. Airbus Upgrade Services will present its range of retrofit solutions and services. Cabin experts and students or young talents can inform themselves about career opportunities at Airbus and personally talk to human resources representatives.

The Airbus stand is located in hall 7, booth number 7D20.