A320neo lands Airbus record

first_imgAirbus has created and booked a record number of aircraft in 2011 with up to 534 commercial aircraft delivered and 1,419 net orders. According to the aircraft engineering company, the Group achieved record breaking results for ten consecutive years with chief executive Tom Enders contributing 2011’s success to the introduction of the A320neo.”Airbus’ record order intake is the result of our strategic decision for A320neo,” Mr Enders explained.  “With this innovation we established a new industry standard, appreciated by our customers and followed by the competition.”He continued that the company is looking to hire up to 4,000 skilled people this year to help keep up with growing demand in production and delivery.”With a solid backlog and an excellent cash position we are well prepared for the future,” the chief executive said.“However, the continuous ramp-up to unprecedented production rates in all programmes will demand a strong focus on the supply chain and our own delivery capabilities.” According to the company, aircraft deliveries topped the 2010 record by 24 aircraft and included 87 A330s.Meanwhile orders put through last year included 1,226 firm sales of the A320neo as well as 18 light and medium and eight P-3 conversions. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img