Total market

According to the airline industry’s international trade organization, IATA, passenger traffic increased 5.9% in 2011 while air-freight declined 0.7%, compared with the preceding year.

Airbus and Boeing reported 2,529 new orders during the year, nearly a two-fold increase compared with the preceding year (1,269). The order book for large civilian aircraft rose from 6,995 aircraft at the end of 2010 to 8,208 at the end of 2011. The aircraft manufacturers delivered 1,011 aircraft in 2011, a 4% increase compared with the preceding year.