After the Airbus Press Conference is over we now have the long awaited numbers of orders and deliveries from Airbus for 2012. It reads as follows:
A330 : 82
A350 : 40
A380 : 9
Gross : 914
Net : 833
A320 : 44
A330 : 22
A340 : 2
A350 : 13
And here are the delivery numbers:
Sum : 588
Most discussed these days is the narrowbody market. So let's remember the Boeing numbers:
Orders (Gross only):
So, orderwise we have the following picture for narrowbodies:
A320ceo vs. B737NG : 58% - 42%
A320neo vs. B737MAX: 33% - 67%
A320Family vs. B737Family : 40% - 60%
Enough numbers and I am not going to interpret these as everyone takes out of these numbers what we wants to see in them anyway and there are already enough who do that publicly.
The rumoured Lion order for 100, 200, 220 or even more A320's did NOT materialize.
Anyway, the real big story today is the grounding of the B787...