Airbus reports record aircraft deliveries for 2010

Airbus has increased its production output for the ninth year in a row and achieved a new company record of 510 commercial aircraft deliveries to 94 customers, of which 19 were new.

Within its military division, Airbus delivered 20 light and medium military and transport aircraft, the CN235 and C295, exceeding the 2009 figure by four aircraft, while deliveries overall included 401 A320 aircraft, 91 A330/A340s and 18 A380s.

Airbus booked 644 commercial aircraft orders in 2010, with the value of the new orders surpassing $84bn gross at list prices.

This represents 51 per cent by units of the 2010 gross worldwide market share of aircraft beyond 100 seats.