In 2013, Airbus booked 1,619 gross orders valued at $240.5 billion at list prices and delivered 626 aircraft, marking a record full-year performance for the European manufacturer. Airbus also posted its highest ever year-end backlog at 5,559 aircraft, beating the 4,682 industry high it set last year. The 2013 backlog represents eight years of production, valued at $809 billion at list prices. “We clearly overachieved on our original targets,” Airbus president Fabrice ...

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