Airbus took net orders for 1,036 aircraft last year, comfortably above rival Boeing’s total of 768.

Its order total for the year included 139 long-haul aircraft – including two A380s – plus 897 single-aisle types.

The European airframer exceeded, by six aircraft, its previous record output by achieving deliveries of 635 jets including 14 A350-900s.

Its A350 output, despite falling just short of target, offset a fall in A380 and A330 deliveries. A320-family deliveries stayed largely static. Boeing delivered a total of 762 aircraft.

Airbus handed over 27 A380s during 2015 – a year in which it broke even at production level on the type – as well as 103 A330s and 491 single-aisle jets from its A320 family range.

The company disclosed the figures during a briefing in Paris.

“This commercial and industrial performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient,” says Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier.

Its gross orders of 1,139 aircraft included three A380s. The airframer had not listed any orders for the double-deck type by the end of November 2015.

Airbus’s activity through the year took its overall backlog at 31 December to 6,787 aircraft, which the airframer values – at catalogue prices – at over $996 billion.

Source: Cirium Dashboard