Airbus manages to deliver 661 aircraft in 2022

Although it delivered 50 more jets than in 2021, the manufacturer failed to reach the intended target of 700 commercial aircraft

Airbus has managed to expand commercial aircraft deliveries in 2022 by 50 jets, the airframer said on Tuesday. In total, 661 aircraft were delivered against 611 in 2021, almost 80% of the A320 family.

The advance was mainly obtained thanks to the significant increase in deliveries of the A321neo, which surpassed the A320neo and ended 2022 as the most delivered commercial aircraft by Airbus, with 264 units.

See also: Boeing delivered 480 commercial aircraft in 2022

The A320, the European company’s most popular jet, had a 5% drop compared to 2021, with six aircraft less.

The A220 family, in turn, had only a brief growth, due to three extra A220-100s delivered. The -300 version, with the absolute majority of orders, repeated the same 47 aircraft delivered.

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The highlight among the double-aisle aircraft was the A330-900, with 20 deliveries, seven more than in 2021. The A350-100, Airbus’ largest aircraft after the end of A380 production, had ten jets delivered, up from 67 %.

The A350-900 was stable after the non-accounting of two aircraft that should have been delivered to Aeroflot. Due to economic sanctions against Russia, the planes were held in France.

Airbus also delivered nine first-generation A330s, five more than the year before last. Five A330-200s will be converted for aerial refueling while four A330-300s were received by lessor Altavair.

“In 2022 we served 84 customers with 661 deliveries, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2021. That’s obviously less than we were targeting but given the complexity of the operating environment I want to thank the teams and our partners for the hard work and the ultimate result,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

Airbus’ original target was to deliver around 720 aircraft last year, a number that was reduced to 700 units shortly afterwards. In December, however, the company recognized that it would be impossible to meet the forecast due to problems in the supply chain.

Model Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022 2021 Dif. Var.
A220-100 5 0 0 1 6 3 3 100%
A220-300 6 14 9 18 47 47 0 0%
A319ceo 2 -2 -100%
A319neo 2 1 3 0 6 2 4 200%
A320neo 49 60 56 81 246 258 -12 -5%
A321ceo 22 -22 -100%
A321neo 58 60 51 95 264 199 65 33%
A330-200 2 1 0 2 5 3 2 67%
A330-300 2 1 1 4 1 3 300%
A330-800 0 0 2 1 3 1 2 200%
A330-900 4 4 5 7 20 13 7 54%
A350-900 13 11 11 17 50 49 1 2%
A350-1000 3 2 2 3 10 6 4 67%
A380 5 -5 -100%
Total 142 155 140 226 661* 611 50 8%

* Two Aeroflot A350s suppressed

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