Airbus makes record corporate jet deliveries in 2010

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered 15 corporate jets in 2010 in fulfilling orders worth more than $1.5bn (£0.9bn) at list prices, setting a new record for this facet of its business.

The aircraft comprised 13 A318 Elites, Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) and A320 Prestiges, in addition to two VIP widebody A330/A340s.

Airbus also won eight orders for its corporate jets in 2010, taking total orders to date to more than 170 aircraft.

The orders and the deliveries were for customers and operators in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including both private customers and governments.