Airbus delivers an A321 to US Airways Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Airbus delivered its 7,000th aircraft, an A321, to United States-based US Airways which operates the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the world. This milestone comes just two years after the delivery of Airbus’ 6,000th aircraft has delivered in early 2010, highlighting the vitality of the commercial aviation sector.Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders said It’s particularly fitting that our 7,000th aircraft is an A321 going to US Airways.“The airline not only operates the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the world; with over 220 A320 Family aircraft flying in US Airways colours today, they also operate the largest fleet of our best-selling, eco-efficient A320 Family,” Mr Enders said.US Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Parker said the airline is celebrating a significant milestone in Airbus’ history.“It is an honor to be the recipient of their 7,000th delivery. On behalf of the 32,000 employees at US Airways, we applaud this tremendous accomplishment and look forward to a continued successful partnership,” Mr Parker said. Since delivering its first aircraft an A300B2 in May 1974, Airbus production output has been rapidly increasing.In March 1993, the 1,000th delivery landmark occurred with an A340-300, which was followed by the 2,000th handover six years later in May 1999 which was also an A340-300.Then In July 2002, just three years later the 3,000th Airbus aircraft was delivered an A320 followed by an A330-300 becoming the 4,000th aircraft supplied to a customer on September 2005.Only three years later, the 5,000 milestone was achieved in December 2007 with an A330-200 delivery to Qantas. The 6,000th delivery was an A380 which was delivered to Emirates in January 2010.