Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Airbus, Boeing set delivery records

Airbus increased its deliveries in 2014, setting a new company record, a source at the European planemaker said Tuesday. The Airbus Group subsidiary beat its 2013 peak of 626 deliveries. An Airbus spokesman would not comment on orders or deliveries ahead of the annual news conference Jan. 13. (Source: Reuters, 01/06/15) Meanwhile, Boeing set a record in 2014 for commercial airplane deliveries and orders, the company said Tuesday. Boeing delivered 723 commercial airplanes last year, breaking a company record for the second consecutive year. (Source: Chicago Tribune, 01/06/15) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 family final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., that will open this year.