Airbus 2018 report: 800 of aircraft delivered to 2018
In 2018, Airbus delivered 800 commercial aircraft, setting a new company record. It means an increase of 11% over 2017. For the 16 year in a row, Airbus is targeting deliveries and recording significant growth.
2018 also brought 747 of aircraft in firm orders for Airbus, resulting in a total of 7 577 aircraft, which must be manufactured and delivered :).
The aircraft delivered to 2018 arrived in the fleets of 93 from airlines and leasing partners. Most were shipped to Asia, 34% of those shipped. In Europe only 17% was delivered, and in the United States only 14%. Many of the aircraft delivered, in proportion to 31%, reached the leasing operators.
List of Airbus aircraft delivered to 2018:
In 2018, Airbus delivered 20 of aircraft in the A220 family, calculated since taking over the CSeries program from Bombardier, 1 July 2018. Most aircraft delivered to 2018, specifically 626 units, are from the A320 family, of which 386 were from the A320neo family.
Airbus also performed well in the "widebody aircraft" chapter, delivering 49 of A330 family aircraft (the first 3 A330neo units are included), 93 of Airbus A350 XWB and 12 super-jumbo A380.
Over the past 16 years, Airbus has been able to increase aircraft production through its assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg, Tianjin and Mobile and, more recently, Mirabel, Canada.
For 2019, Airbus estimates that it will reach a monthly production of 60 aircraft from the A320 family. And the production of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft exceeded the threshold of 10 aircraft per month.
Let us not forget that 2018 was the year that Beluga XL operated the first flight and the certification process began. Introducing it into the operational service will increase the production rate for the A350 model.
On 14 February, Airbus will also present the financial results! That being said, a lot of success in 2019!