Airbus: More than 660 planes delivered in 2022

The European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, announced on Tuesday that it had delivered 661 planes in 2022 and recorded 820 net orders over the past year.

Deliveries increased by 8% compared to 2021, the year in which the group began to increase production after the shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the aircraft manufacturer said in a press release, noting that on order plan, the 2022 result is the best for Airbus since 2017.

“We are clearly below our objectives, but this is due to the complexity of our operational environment”, noted the executive chairman of Airbus, Guillaume Faury, quoted in the press release.

“We are continuing our ramp-up in order to honor our order book,” added the manager.

Airbus thus imposes itself against its great American rival Boeing, which delivered 480 planes to its customers in 2022, or 40% more than the previous year, and totaled 808 net orders.

The Boeing rival had warned in early December that its target of around 700 deliveries was “out of reach”, due to persistent difficulties in its supply chain which have slowed down the ramp-up of its production. These constraints had already led it to give up its initial objective last summer, namely 720 aircraft deliveries in 2022.

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