Airbus Vs. Boeing: orders and deliveries in Q1 2022

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Airbus and Boeing have announced their orders and deliveries for the first quarter of 2022. But which company has led in the first three months of 2022? In terms of aircraft deliveries, Airbus surpassed Boeing, delivering about 50 aircraft more than Boeing. 

Airbus Vs. Boeing

Airbus delivered 140 aircraft to 48 customers in Q1 2022. However, it should be noted that Airbus was unable to deliver two Airbus A350-900s to Aeroflot due to international sanctions imposed on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

Airbus deliveries included: 58 x Airbus A321NEO, 49 x A320NEO, 14 x Airbus A350, 11 x Airbus A220, 6 x Airbus A330, 2 x Airbus A319. 

Meanwhile, Boeing delivered a total of 95 aircraft in the first quarter of 2022. Boeing deliveries consisted of: 86 x Boeing 737, 5 x Boeing 767, 3 x Boeing 777 and 1 x Boeing 747.  

Registered Airbus Vs. Boeing

In terms of orders, Airbus surpassed Boeing in Q1 2022. While Airbus won 253 gross orders, with a net total of 83 after cancellations, Boeing received only 167 aircraft orders. The Airbus order book included 88 x Airbus A320neo, 83 x A321neo, 72 x A220, 7 x A350F and 3 x A330.  

However, the manufacturer recorded 63 cancellations for A321neo and 17 cancellations for A320neo. The European aircraft manufacturer also documented a cancellation of 83 Airbus A330 aircraft. This reduction came as a result of restructuring by one of its customers, AirAsia X. According to a Reuters report, AirAsia X canceled orders for 63 A330-900 and 10 x A321neo aircraft during its restructuring process.

In January 2022, Airbus also revoked two Airbus A350-1000 orders for Qatar Airways amid a dispute over finishing defects (peeling paint) of some Qatar Airways A350 aircraft. Airbus also reported cancellations for 50 Airbus A321NEO aircraft. 

Boeing's orders consisted of: 134 x Boeing 737 MAX, 19 x Boeing 777F and 14 x Boeing 777X.  

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