Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 19:30 IST

Airbus to exceed annual delivery goal on back of December surge: Data

As per data analytics firm Aviation Flights Group, Airbus, which happens to be the world’s largest maker of commercial aircrafts, likely handed over 733 planes

Reported by: Business Desk
Edited by: Rajat Mishra
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European multinational planemaker Airbus is likely to beat the annual delivery target it set in 2023 on the back of ramped up output in December.

As per data analytics firm Aviation Flights Group, Airbus, which happens to be the world’s largest maker of commercial aircrafts, likely handed over 733 planes to its customers last year.

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Notably, 579 of these were for its bestselling A320 neo family of single-aisle jets,as per the data while Widebody A350 aircraft accounted for 57 units, according to the Aviation Flights Group data.

The company, which is set to reveal numbers pertaining to its delivery tally next month, normally sees output surge in December as factories run at full bore to meet annual targets.

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Airbus and its rival Boeing Co. are trying to strike a balance between customers buying planes in record numbers and suppliers not being able to fully keep up with the faster pace of production.

In December, Airbus was 97 planes short of its annual target, which means the company managed to achieve near-record output in the final month of 2023.

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The manufacturer shipped 138 planes in December 2019.

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 19:22 IST