Airbus maintains its crown as the world's largest aircraft manufacturer in 2022
Airbus deliveries increased 8% in 2022, allowing the European manufacturer to maintain its crown as the world's largest aircraft manufacturer for a fourth year, despite being forced to abandon its target of delivering "around 700 aircraft" by the supply chain issues. The company said it had delivered, to 84 customers, 663 planes or a net total of 661 after factoring in two Aeroflot planes previously caught up in Western sanctions against Russia. Deliveries included 53 A220 Family aircraft, 516 A320s, 32 A330s and 60 A350s. In terms of orders, Airbus secured 1,078 new orders (820 net) across all programs and market segments, including several high-profile commitments from some of the world's leading airlines. By programme, the A220 achieved 127 firm gross new orders. The A320neo Family achieved 888 gross new orders. In the widebody segment, Airbus won 63 gross new orders, including 19 A330s and 44 A350s, of which 24 were for the newly launched A350F. In 2022, the US manufacturer Boeing delivered 480 aircraft and won 774 net new orders. “In 2022 we served 84 customers with 661 deliveries, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2021. Obviously it is less than what we had proposed, but given the complexity of the operating environment, I want to thank the teams and our partners for the hard work and the end result,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO. "The significant order intake, spanning all of our aircraft families, including freighters, reflects the strength and competitiveness of our product line." We continue our acceleration trajectory to fulfill our order book.” The Airbus order book at the end of December 2022 amounted to 7,239 aircraft.
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