Effective January 1, Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.6%. The price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2012 to January 2013 period.
“Our new pricing reaffirms the value of our modern, fuel-efficient aircraft,” said John Leahy, Airbus COO, Customers. “Our products consistently help our customers cut their operating costs and reduce their environmental footprint.”
In 2012, Airbus delivered 588 aircraft to 89 customers, including 17 new ones. It also exceeded its order target of 650 by winning 914 gross orders. These orders include 305 CEO, 478 NEO, 82 A330/A340s, 40 A350 XWB and nine A380s. Its backlog stands at 4,682 aircraft valued at over $638 billion. Its share of total aircraft sales by value is 41.5% of the net, with 833 net orders worth $96 billion.
Deliveries were 10% higher than the 2011 record of 534. It delivered 455 single aisle planes and 103 widebody aircraft. The A330 was produced at the highest monthly production rate of 9.5 and the A380 delivery target of 30 was met.
The final assembly line became fully operational for the A350 XWB, and the structural assembly of the first jet that will fly was completed and “electrical power on” of the aircraft was accomplished.
"In 2012, we delivered the first Sharklet aircraft, and with a commanding lead in the single aisle market, the dividends from our strategic decision to invest in the kind of innovation which generates value for our customers, is paying off,” said Fabrice Bregier, Airbus president and CEO. “We are keeping our production rates at a manageable pace, which is good for our supply chain, and bodes well for our long term profitability and bright future.”