17 JANUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 17 JANUARY 2022

Airbus 2021

With commercial aircraft assembly plants in Alabama, Hamburg, Montreal, Tianjin and Toulouse, Airbus delivered 611 aircraft to 88 customers in 2021.

Arch rival Boeing by contrast only managed 340.

“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, signalling confidence in the sustainable growth of air travel post-Covid,” said Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus.  “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.”  

In 2021, Airbus 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 signalling renewed market confidence.
A big success was the A220, formerly Bombardier C series, which won 64 firm gross new orders and several high-profile commitments from some of the world’s leading carriers. During the first week of 2022 leasing company Azorra signed up for 22 examples of the aircraft, a fine start for the year.

The A320neo Family won 661 gross new orders. In the widebody segment, Airbus won 46 gross new orders including 30 A330s and 16 A350s of which 11 were for the newly launched A350F which also won an additional 11 commitments.

At the end of 2021, Airbus’ backlog stood at 7,082 aircraft.



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