In 2015, Airbus delivered 635 aircraft and received orders for 1.036
Airbus exceeded its goals for 2015, achieving one new record of 635 aircraft delivered to 85 customers 10 are new to. These deliveries include: 491 aircraft of the family A320, 103 aircraft A330, 27 aircraft A380 and 14 aircraft A350 XWB. This production accomplishment means that 2015's Airbus aircraft deliveries increased for the 13 in a row, surpassing the previous 629 record of aircraft delivered by the end of the 2014.
Airbus also received Net orders for 1.036 aircraft from 53 customers (of which eight are new), which include 897 single-aisle aircraft and 139 widebodies. At the end of 2015, total pending orders reached a new record in the industry, from 6.787 aircraft worth $ 996,3 billion at list prices.
Overall, 2015 was a year full of solid multi-plane achievements for Airbus. E.g, the A320neo aircraft was certified by the aeronautical authorities on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition, Airbus has delivered 14 A350 aircraft - respecting the promise made to the airlines that now benefit from the most efficient and advanced aircraft in the world.
Significant progress was also made on the second variant of the A350 program, A350-1000 - whose major components and structures are now taking shape in different production lines. Also the parts for first A330neo aircraft they are now in production, with the processing of the first pillar for the engine and the components for the wing. In addition, for the first time there was good news for the iconic A380, which, at 10 years since its first flight, amortises its investment for the first time.
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Another notable event was the official opening in September of 2015 of the first Airbus plant in the United States, at Mobile, on the Alabama Gulf Coast, where between 40 and 50 of A320 family aircraft will be produced annually until 2018. On the other side of the globe, in China, additional orders for A330 complement not only Airbus plans for a new A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin, but also help facilitate the transition to A330neo.
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In 2015, Airbus has launched three additional aircraft developments including: version Long Range for A321neo, which will provide transatlantic operations; the regional version of A330, which is optimized to accommodate up to 400 passengers on flights up to 5500 km; and the version Ultra-Long-Range at A350-900 - A350-900ULR, capable of flying for 19 hours.