Airbus Reports 566 Commercial Aircraft Deliveries for 2020
Updated: Jan 17
Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers in 2020, a 34 percent year-over-year decline. During the year, the company received 383 new aircraft orders, 268 net orders and closed the year with a backlog of 7,184 aircraft.
Today (January 8, 2021), Airbus reported the delivery of 566 commercial aircraft in 2020 to 87 customers. Though deliveries were 34 percent lower than in 2019, the delivery schedule was in line with the company’s adaptation plan, which was implemented in April 2020. Airbus closed 2020 with 383 new aircraft orders, 115 cancellations, 268 net orders and a backlog of 7,184 aircraft. During the year the company received new orders for 64 A220s, 296 A320 Family aircraft, including 37 A321XLRs. Additionally, Airbus received new orders for 23 widebody aircraft including two A330s and 21 A350s. The company will report their full year 2020 financial results on February 18, 2021.
In Friday’s announcement, Airbus’ Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury, said,
“Working hand-in-hand with our customers allowed us to navigate a difficult year. The Airbus teams, customers and suppliers truly pulled together in the face of adversity to deliver this result. We also thank our partners and governments for their strong support to the sector. Based on our 2020 deliveries we are cautiously optimistic as we look into 2021, although challenges and uncertainties remain high in the short term.”