Airbus names 2011 its most successful year yet

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered 534 commercial aircraft to 88 customers (10 new) and booked 1,419 net orders in 2011, making it the most successful year in the company’s history and the 10th in a row with a production increase.

The 534 deliveries beat the previous record set in 2010 by 24 aircraft.

Deliveries include a new record for 421 single aisle aircraft (401 in 2010), 87 A330s (87 in 2010) and 26 A380s (18 in 2010).

December was a record month for the A380, with four deliveries in a single month.