Airbus appears to have exceeded its original delivery target of 700 aircraft for 2017, according to data from Flight Fleets Analyzer.

FlightGlobal had been able to identify at least 704 deliveries to 29 December, among them 76 A350s – in line with Airbus's target for the twinjet's production, despite the postponement of the first -1000 delivery.

The deliveries also featured at least 547 A320-family jets. Given that single-aisle deliveries at the end of November stood at 453, the Flight Fleets Analyzer figures suggest at least 94 were handed over in December.

They also indicate that Airbus achieved at least 180 A320neo-family deliveries last year, about a third of all single-aisle output, with about 60% of them powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines.

Airbus has yet to confirm its full order and backlog figures which the airframer will disclose on 15 January.

The Flight Fleets Analyzer data points to transfer of 15 A380s and 66 A330s to customers.

Airbus had forecast some 700 deliveries for 2017 but had been optimistic that it might be able to reach as many as 720, although this effort has been hampered by engine issues which slowed A320neo production.

Source: Cirium Dashboard