- Joe Breitfeller
Airbus Achieves 2021 Commercial Aircraft Delivery Target, Delivering 611 Aircraft to 88 Customers
Airbus has achieved their 2021 commercial aircraft delivery target, having delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers worldwide during the year. Approximately 25 percent of the aircraft were delivered using an established e-delivery process, minimizing team travel.
On Monday (January 10, 2022), Airbus SE (Stock exchange symbol: AIR), announced that they achieved their 2021 commercial aircraft delivery target, with the delivery of 611 commercial aircraft to 88 global customers. During 2021, the company also doubled their gross order intake versus 2020 with 771 new sales (507 net sales) across all programs and market segments. The A220 won 64 firm gross new orders and the A320neo Family won 661 gross new orders. Airbus also received 46 gross new widebody orders including 30 A330s and 16 A350s, of which 11 were for the new A350 freighter. The company also received an additional 11 commitments for the A350F. Approximately 25 percent of commercial aircraft in 2021 were delivered via the established ‘e-delivery’ process, allowing customers to receive their aircraft with a minimum need for their teams to travel.
In today’s announcement, Airbus’ Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury, said,
“Our commercial aircraft achievements in 2021 reflect the focus and resilience of our Airbus teams, customers, suppliers and stakeholders across the globe who pulled together to deliver remarkable results. The year saw significant orders from airlines worldwide, signaling confidence in the sustainable growth of air travel post-COVID. While uncertainties remain, we are on track to lift production through 2022 to meet our customers’ requirements. At the same time, we are preparing the future of aviation, transforming our industrial capabilities and implementing the roadmap for decarbonisation.”
As of December 31, 2021, Airbus’ total backlog stood at 7,082 aircraft. The company will report Full Year 2021 financial results on February 17, 2022.