Airbus 2021 commercial aircraft deliveries up 8%
Airbus doubled its gross order intake compared to 2020 with 771 new sales (507 net) across all programmes in 2021
Airbus delivered 611 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 2021 - an increase of eight percent on good performances by the A220s and A320s.
Nearly 25 percent of commercial aircraft in 2021 were delivered using the established e-delivery process, allowing customers to receive aircraft with minimal need for their teams to travel, says an official statement from Airbus.
"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," the statement added.
Airbus will report full year 2021 financial results on February 17, 2022.
"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," says Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus. "The year saw significant orders from airlines worldwide, signalling 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."
A350Fs in demand
The A220 won 64 firm gross new orders and several high profile commitments, the statement added. "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."
Azorra signs deal for 22 A220s
Florida-based aircraft lessor Azorra has signed an agreement for 22 A220 aircrafts including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft.
"The A220 is ideally suited for Azorra's growing portfolio," says John Evans, CEO, Azorra. "We are also thrilled with the opportunity to expand Azorra's executive jet leasing business with the new ACJ TwoTwenty. "