When we say 747 in the aeronautical world, we immediately think of Boeing. But this Wednesday, this figure was put forward by its European competitor. This is the number of net orders recorded last year by Airbus.
While he presented at the end of November a notebook with only 380 devices on the meter, the last weeks of the year, the aircraft manufacturer has climbed the slope. In December, he announced a series of large orders to arrive at 747 aircraft in the hold, down from
the year 2017 and its 1,109 orders.
Not to mention that last year the figure of Airbus did not include A220, these former Bombardier CSeries who made their entry in the range last July, after the merger of Airbus and the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
With the delivery of 800 commercial aircraft in 2018, Airbus sets another record with deliveries for the 16th year in a row. Last year's 747 net orders bring our backlog to 7,577 aircraft, an industry record. https://t.co/9GCP4oHJwk pic.twitter.com/4idJilXxCy- Airbus (@Airbus) January 9, 2019
In the race against Boeing, the American won with 893 net orders for the entire year. And in the field of deliveries, it also has a small head start with its 806 aircraft delivered, against 800 for Airbus, a figure still achieved thanks to the A220.
More than nine years of insured production
Coast Orders, the European aircraft manufacturer knows a hole of air, especially when comparing the year 2018 with the years 2013 and 2014 where the order book was almost doubled.
But work will not be lacking in assembly plants. A total of 7,577 aircraft are still to be produced to satisfy the stock of orders, more than nine years of work insured.