Airbus SE (Exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 2021 commercial aircraft to 88 customers in 611, demonstrating resilience and recovery along with progress made in its ascent plans.
Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our commercial aircraft successes in 2021 reflect the focus and resilience of our Airbus teams, customers, suppliers and stakeholders around the world, who have come together to achieve remarkable results. In 2021, we received significant orders from airlines around the world. These orders point to confidence in the sustainable growth of air travel post-Covid-19. While uncertainties remain, we aim to increase production throughout 2022 to meet our customers' requirements. At the same time, we are preparing the future of aviation, transforming our industrial capabilities and implementing our aviation decarbonisation roadmap.”
Deliveries in 2021:
In 2021, about 25 percent of commercial aircraft were delivered using the "e-delivery" process. Thus, the delivery of aircraft was ensured with minimal need for customer teams to travel.
In 2021, Airbus doubled its gross order intake compared to 771 with 507 gross and 2020 net orders across all programs and market segments. These orders are an important indicator of the strength of the company's entire product range and renewed market confidence.
The A220 has achieved 64 firm gross new orders from some of the world's leading carriers and new commitments from some high-profile carriers. While the A320neo Family received 661 gross new orders, Airbus in the wide body segment received a total of 30 gross new orders, including 330 A16s and 350 A46s. The newly launched A11F, which received 350 orders, also achieved 11 additional commitments.
At the end of 2021, Airbus' accumulated orders reached 7 thousand 82.
Airbus will announce its 2021 financial results on 17 February 2022.