The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered 566 aircraft to 87 customers in the previous year. This is 34 percent below the value in 2019. However, the group announced that it had nevertheless achieved the target that it set itself in April 2020 due to the corona pandemic.
But Airbus also had to accept numerous cancellations. Most recently, 2020 further cancellations were received in December 31. In total, orders for 115 machines were canceled. The aircraft manufacturer was able to land new orders for 64 A220s, two A330s, 21 A350s and 296 units of the A320 series. In December 2020, Airbus was able to sell an Airbus A330-800 to Air Greenland and an A330-200 to the French military. The number of net orders is 268 - there are 7.184 orders in the backlog.
“Working with our customers enabled us to master a difficult year. Despite the adverse circumstances, the Airbus teams, customers and suppliers have really come together to achieve this result. We also thank our partners and governments for their strong support in the sector, ”said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. "Due to our deliveries for 2020, we are cautiously optimistic for 2021, although the challenges and uncertainties remain high in the short term."
The Airbus deliveries at a glance:
|A320 family||446||(431 NEOs)||642||(551 NEOs)|
|A330 family||19||(13 NEOs)||53||(41 NEOs)|
|A350 family||59||(14 A350-1000)||112||(25 A350-1000)|