1 minute read - 12th January 2023
Airbus delivered 661 new aircraft in 2022
Airbus has confirmed it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022 and registered 1,078 gross new orders. The Airbus order backlog at the end of December 2022 stood at 7,239 aircraft.
The delivery of 661 aircraft included 53 A220 family, 516 A320 family, 32 A330 family and 60* A350 family.
Airbus is the largest commercial aerospace company in the UK, as well as its biggest civil aerospace exporter. All wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed in the UK and the majority are built at Broughton in Wales. Each year, Airbus is responsible for a £5.6bn total contribution to the UK economy, and has relationships with more than 2,000 British suppliers.
* After a reduction of two aircraft (two A350-900 AEROFLOT) previously recorded as sold in December 2021 for which a transfer was not possible due to international sanctions against Russia.
Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive officer, said: “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. The significant order intake covering all our aircraft families including freighters, reflects the strength and competitiveness of our product line. We continue our ramp-up trajectory to deliver on our backlog.”
Airbus won 1,078 new orders across all programmes and market segments, including several high profile commitments from some of the world’s leading carriers. The A220 won 127 firm gross new orders, while the A320neo family won 888 gross new orders. In the wide-body segment, Airbus won 63 gross new orders, including 19 A330s and 44 A350s, of which 24 were for the newly launched A350F freighter.