Airbus annual press conference: Passed 12,000 orders since inception, more than 9,000 single-aisle

We’re at the Airbus Annual Press Conference for the 2012 results, the first of several stops on our Europe trip. Participants are:

Fabrice Breigier, CEO (FB)

Gunter Butschek, COO (GB)

John Leahy, COO-Customers (JL)

Tom Williams, EVP Programs (TW)

Domingo Urena-Raso, Head of Airbus Military (DUR)


  • We have passed 12,000 orders, including 9,000 single-aisle. 17 new customers in 2012, of 89 served last year.
  • 739 A320 family orders in 2012. 58 A330s, 27 A350, 9 A380.
  • North America now 10% of backlog, Europe 14%, Middle East 9%, Asia-Pacific 35%, Africa 2%, Latin America 8%, lessors 20%.
  • 305 A320 CEOs orders in 2012. 687 since neo launch.
  • A320 sharklets above expectations at 4% vs 3.5% advertised.
  • A330 can do 95% of all 787 missions. Sold 800 since 787 launch.
  • A380 wing issue now behind us. New wing progressively incorporated in 2014. 97 aircraft in operation.
  • A350 program remains very challenging, focused on next big challenge is first flight.
  • Airbus Military: 32 orders (28 C295, 4 CN235).
  • A330 MRTT delivered to Australia, Saudi Arabia, UK; selected by India, France. Won every major procurement outside US since USAF selection.
  • First A400M delivery 2Q2013, will deliver four this year. 13 A400s in production.
  • Focus on speed, agility, flexibility, innovation. Our future depends on capacity to be innovative.

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