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Airbus achieves 2021 commercial aircraft delivery target

+8% compared to 2020

Airbus delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 2021, demonstrating resilience and recovery with progress on ramp-up plans.

Approximately 25% of commercial airplanes in 2021 were delivered using the established “e-delivery” process, allowing customers to receive their aircraft with minimal need for their teams to travel.

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

The A-220 won 64 firm gross new orders and several high profile commitments from some of the world’s leading carriers. The A-320neo Family won 661 gross new orders. In the widebody segment, the company won 46 gross new orders including 30 A-330s and 16 A-350s of which 11 were for the newly launched A-350F which also won an additional 11 commitments. 

In number of aircraft units, the firm recorded a gross book to bill ratio above one.

At the end of 2021, its backlog stood at 7,082 planes.

The European giant will report Full Year 2021 financial results on 17 February 2022.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency