EUROPE & CIS: Airbus posts record aircraft deliveries for 2009
Airbus recently announced a full-year 2009 delivery record of 498 aircraft, an increase of 15 aircraft from 2008 and included just over 400 aircraft from the A320 family along with 86 A330s/A340s and 10 A380s (compared to the 18 it expected to deliver). The airframer also reported a gross order intake for the year of […]
February 1, 2010
President and CEO Tom Enders called 2009 Ã¢â‚¬Å“a very difficult yearÃ¢â‚¬Â but said he was satisfied that Ã¢â‚¬Å“the prognosis that deliveries would fall dramatically didnÃ¢â‚¬™t come true. For the first time, we delivered 400 single-aisle planes.Ã¢â‚¬Â Airbus expects 250-300 orders this year, including some for the A380, and is anticipating a turnaround in demand in 2012.