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Airbus order backlog value tops US$1trn

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Airbus Group SE said it’s raising its tally for last year, taking its total backlog of aircraft orders to $1 trillion
Airbus revised upwards its 2015 net aircraft order book on Tuesday after it received orders very late in December.
Including the 44 last-minute orders, Airbus’s book for 2015 now stands at 1,080 aircraft orders, worth $141.6 billion at list prices and the increase in Airbus’s total gross orders to 1,190 — valued at $159.9 billion. The backlog at the end of last year stood at 6,831 planes valued at $1 trillion, Airbus said.
Without counting cancellations, Airbus said that it had a gross 1,190 orders for 2015 worth $159.9 billion.
The planemaker also announced 16 new orders from January, including 14 A330neo, the new version of its long-haul A330-900, and two medium haul A320 aircraft alongside 22 January deliveries.
Airbus unveiled its 20-year Asia forecasts as the Singapore Airshow opened and estimated the region will need 12,800 new jets over the period worth some $2,000 billion.

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