Airbus reported that it delivered a total of 688 aircraft to 82 customers during 2016, an increase of over 8% from 2015 and a new company record. These included 68 A320neos, 66 A330s, 49 A350s and 28 A380s. The airframer expects to deliver 'more than 700' aircraft in 2017. Orders for the same period stood at 731 net orders from 51 customers. The airframer ended the year with a backlog of 6,874.

Meanwhile, Boeing announced its own end of year totals for 2016 which comprised a total of 748 deliveries (including nine 747s, 137 787s and 99 777s) and net orders for 668 aircraft but which excludes 80 jets for Iran Air. Boeing's order backlog currently stands at 5,715.

News team
19 January 2017