Airbus 2020 report: 566 aircraft were delivered and net orders for 268 aircraft (Video)
Airbus presented the report for 2020. In short, the major European aircraft manufacturer delivered 566 aircraft to 86 airlines. Due to restrictive travel measures, Airbus has implemented a delivery system that does not require airline teams to travel to Toulouse.
In 2020, Airbus registered a total of 383 new orders, of which 268 net orders. The A220 family of aircraft won 64 new orders, being the most sought after and ordered aircraft in its category.
The A320 family of aircraft won orders for 296 aircraft, including the 37 x A321XLR. In the wide-body aircraft segment, Airbus won orders for 23 aircraft, including 2 x A330 and 21 x A350. At the end of 2020, Airbus reported that it had orders totaling 7.184 outstanding aircraft.
2020 was a weaker year than 2019, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing major aircraft manufacturers to reduce their production capacity and there were periods when production was blocked because they had nowhere to store them. Airbus is more cautious with estimates for 2021, but hopes for a slow return of commercial aviation and hopes for sales and orders beyond 2020.
Important moments for Airbus
- Airbus Beluga XL entered the operational service
- The first Airbus A350-900 Aeroflot was delivered
- Airbus delivered 10 aircraft of the A000 family
- Airbus delivered the first A330-800 Kuwait Airways aircraft
- Airbus Corporate Jets has registered the first orders for ACJ TwoTwenty (ACJ220)
- The first Airbus A350 XWB Turkish Airlines aircraft (TC-LGA and TC-LGB) were delivered
- Airbus delivered first A330neo Uganda Airlines aircraft (video)
- Airbus delivered first A320neo Aircalin aircraft