Airbus released its 2017 order and delivery figures on Monday, delivering a company-record 718 aircraft. Most of the aircraft delivered by Airbus in 2017 were from the A320 family, which includes the A319, A320, and A321. 181 of the A320 family aircraft were New engine option (neo) variants.
Airbus delivered 718 aircraft, including 558 A320 family aircraft, 67 A330s, 78 A350s, and 15 A380s.
The 100th A350
Among the 78 A350s delivered in 2017 was the 100th customer A350 registered B-18908, which flew home with China Airlines.
A380s—Emirates gets is 100th
Emirates took delivery of 9 of the 15 A380s delivered in 2017, including its 100th A380, registered A6-EUV. Etihad, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines took home 2 each. One of Singapore’s new A380s replaced the first commercial A380 put in service, which was returned to its lessor in November.
Delivery of the first A321neo
In April, Airbus delivered the first neo version of the A321 to Virgin America (now Alaska Airlines).
Airbus delivers its 50th US-produced aircraft
To close out the year, Airbus delivered its 5oth US-produced aircraft, an A321 for Delta delivered on 15 December.