Airbus meets 2021 commercial aircraft delivery target

Airbus SE delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 2021, an 8% increase over 2020. 2021 also saw Airbus register 771 gross commercial aircraft orders, 507 net, with 7,082 aircraft unfilled at the end of 2021. In terms of number of aircraft units, Airbus recorded a gross order-to-invoice ratio greater than one for 2021.

“Although uncertainties remain, we are on track to increase production until 2022 to meet the requirements of our customers,” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus. “At the same time, we are preparing the future of aviation, transforming our industrial capabilities and implementing the decarbonisation roadmap.

In 2021, Airbus commercial aircraft deliveries were dominated by the A320 Family, accounting for 483 out of 611 in total. Deliveries of the A220 Family increased by around 31.5% year-on-year, from 38 in 2020 to 50 in 2021.

In 2021, Airbus doubled its gross order intake compared to 2020 with 771 new sales (507 net) across all programs and market segments, demonstrating the strength of the company’s full product line and signaling renewed confidence of the market.

Breakdown of Airbus commercial aircraft deliveries in 2021 compared to the previous year. (Photo: Airbus)

The A220 won 64 new firm gross orders in 2021, including what Airbus describes as several high-profile engagements from some of the world’s major carriers. The A320neo family has won 661 new gross orders. In the widebody segment, Airbus won 46 new gross orders, including 30 A330s and 16 A350s including 11 for the newly launched A350F, which also won 11 additional entries.

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