The European aeronautical giant Airbus last year received 747 new orders for commercial aircraft, a drop compared to the 1,109 orders of 2017, although the number of deliveries set a new record with 800.
In a statement, the group explained that the list of orders accumulated by Airbus at the end of last year reached 7,577, compared to 7,265 in 2017, which, according to the company, represents a new record in the commercial aviation industry.
The 747 new orders received by Airbus are far away, however, from the 893 with which closed the year Boeing, a major competitor of the European manufacturer, according to data published yesterday by the US group.
This is the first time since 2009 when Airbus delivered more commercial equipment than the new orders received during the year.
The company managed to overcome the number of orders in the last two months of 2018, in which it received half of the total of the year.
Yesterday, Airbus had already announced in a statement that in 2018 fulfilled the goal that had been set to deliver 800 commercial aircraft, its sixteenth consecutive annual record and six devices below its competitor Boeing.
The president of the commercial aviation division of Airbus, Guillaume Faury, said in the note that "despite the significant operational challenges", the manufacturer managed to increase its production and deliveries in 2018.
He also expressed his satisfaction with the number of orders, which in his opinion show "the underlying strength of the commercial aviation market and the confidence that our customers place in us".
And he pointed out that the company will continue making digitalization the priority of the business.
The Paris Stock Exchange received commercial results with a strong increase of 3.50% of Airbus shares, one of the values that rose the most in the session.