Airbus Delivers This Year’s 10th A380

 - July 16, 2010, 6:49 AM

Airbus delivered Singapore Airlines’ 11th A380 and Lufthansa’s second A380 today, raising the number of airplanes in the in-service fleet to 33. The deliveries raise Airbus’s A380 deliveries this year to 10, placing it “well on track,” according to the company, to meet its full-year target of at least 20.

Apart from Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa, Emirates Airline flies a fleet of 11 A380s, Air France has taken three and Qantas operates six. Together the five A380 operators serve 18 major cities worldwide every day. The 31 A380s in service to date have clocked 156,000 revenue flight hours during some 17,000 commercial flights and transported more than six million passengers to 20 major international destinations.

Airbus has received orders for 234 A380s from 17 customers.