Airbus 2008 orders 4th best

Airbus announced its 2008 order book today, with 777 net orders, reflecting cancellations of 65 A319s from bankrupt US discount airline Skybus, the last of the original A350 orders and a few others.

The tally is the fourth best Airbus posted going back through 1995, that last data immediately available from the company.

Gross orders were 900.

Airbus  Orders
1 2007 1458
2 2005 1111
3 2006 824
4 2008 777
5 1998 454
6 1997 389
7 2004 270
8 1999 244
9 2000 243
10 2002 219
11 1996 208
12 2003 186
13 2001 184
14 1994 80
15 1995 77

2 Comments on “Airbus 2008 orders 4th best

  1. Scott,
    Quick comment. The figures given above, I believe are for gross orders. 2008 is the first year when Airbus has provided cancellations in the O&D spreadsheet. So perhaps 777 as net orders for 2008, may not tell the whole story. I may be wrong however!

  2. You are correct, they are gross orders for years other than 2008; if we look at only gross orders for 2008 (900) then last year ranks third.

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