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This statistic highlights Airbus’ Deliveries by Aircraft Type from 2016 onwards, split across A320, A330, A350, and A380, on a quarterly basis.
Airbus creates, manufactures, and sells civil and military aerospace products around the world, as well as aircraft in the European Union and other countries.
|Aircraft||Q4 2017||Q3 2018||Q4 2018||Share in Q4 2018|
(All figures in actual units, except percentages)
Airbus’ total number of deliveries had increased from 126 in Q1 2016 to 285 in Q4 2018, marking a 126% growth over the period. Further, it increased by 7% in Q4 2018 compared to 266 deliveries made in Q4 2017.
Airbus’ delivery numbers are further bifurcated according to the following Aircraft types:
The Airbus A320 family is a line of narrow-body airliners designed and manufactured by Airbus. The six-abreast cross-section twinjet is powered by either CFM56 or IAE V2500 turbofans. The family was a pioneer in the application of digital fly-by-wire and side-stick flight controls in commercial aircraft. It was launched in March 1984 and had its first flight on February 22, 1987. It was introduced by Air France in April 1988.
A320 is Airbus’ most delivered aircraft accounting for 81% of the total deliveries made in Q4 2018. Airbus’ A320 aircraft deliveries increased from 210 in Q4 2017 to 231 in Q4 2018, marking a 10% increase on a year-on-year basis. It also increased by 48% compared to 156 aircrafts delivered in the previous quarter in Q3 2018.
The Airbus A330 is a wide-body aircraft that was designed and manufactured by Airbus. The twinjet features two main landing gear legs rather than three, is lighter, and has somewhat differing lengths. Both planes have fly-by-wire controls and a glass cockpit, which adds to their similarities. A330-300, the first variant was launched in June 1987 and had its first flight in November 1992. It was introduced by Air Inter in January 1994.
Airbus delivered 18 A330 aircrafts in Q4 2018. This was a 10% fall compared to 20 aircrafts delivered a year ago in Q4 2017, however, the number of deliveries had increased by 38% when compared to 13 aircrafts delivered in Q3 2018. A330 contributed 6% to the total deliveries made by Airbus in Q4 2018.
The Airbus A350 is a long-range, wide-body jet aircraft composed primarily of carbon fibre reinforced polymer. It has a new fuselage with a nine-abreast economy cross-section. The prototype flew for the first time on June 14, 2013, from Toulouse, France. The first A350-900 started service with Qatar Airways on January 15, 2015.
Airbus’ A350 aircraft deliveries grew by 7% from 30 aircrafts in Q4 2017 to 32 aircrafts in Q4 2018. It also increased by 52% when compared to 21 aircrafts delivered in Q3 2018. A350 contributed 11% to the total deliveries made by Airbus in Q4 2018.
The Airbus A380 is the largest passenger airplane in the world. The wide-body aircraft is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 or Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofans providing a range of 8,000 nmi. The first design was shown in Toulouse on January 18, 2005, with the first flight taking place on April 27, 2005. The full-length double-decker aircraft, often known as the superjumbo, has a regular seating capacity of 525 passengers, but it is approved for up to 853 passengers.
Airbus delivered 4 A380 aircrafts in Q4 2018. This was a 33% fall compared to 6 aircrafts delivered a year ago in Q4 2017, however, the number of deliveries had increased by 100% when compared to 2 aircrafts delivered in Q3 2018. A330 contributed 1% to the total deliveries made by Airbus in Q4 2018.
Airbus SE is a multinational aerospace firm incorporated in December 1970 as Airbus Industrie GIE. Its registered headquarters are in Leiden, the Netherlands, while the company’s head office is in Toulouse, France. In terms of revenue and quantity of aircraft delivered, Airbus was the largest aircraft manufacturer. Since 2010, Airbus shares have been listed on the Paris and Frankfurt stock exchanges, as well as the Spanish stock exchanges in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Valencia.
Airbus cabins are designed to suit a wide range of passenger expectations, providing comfort and efficiency while also providing airlines with a versatile area to accommodate changing market demands. A wide range of technical developments, including environmental control systems, ambient lighting, in-flight entertainment, and more, contribute to the high level of comfort.
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Bombardier, Inc. are among Airbus’ main competitors.
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