Deliveries of Airbus airplanes reduced in 2020 by 34,5%
European aviation corporation Airbus delivered to customers 566 airplanes in 2020 that is approximately by 34,5% less than in 2019 (863 airplanes) – informs press service of the company.
“Airbus SE delivered 566 commercial airplanes to 87 customers in 2020 in line with the production adaptation plan set out in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic”, – the company’s message says.
In order to overcome restrictions on international trips Airbus team developed innovative solution for “electronic delivery” of the airplanes to customers that made more than 25% of airplanes’ deliveries in 2020. It allows customers receiving ordered airplanes minimizing necessity of delegations in the trips.
“Working hand-in-hand with our customers allowed us to navigate a difficult year. The Airbus teams, customers and suppliers truly pulled together in the face of adversity to deliver this result. We also thank our partners and governments for their strong support to the sector,” – Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said. “Based on our 2020 deliveries we are cautiously optimistic as we look into 2021, although challenges and uncertainties remain high in the short term”, – he added.
In 2020 Airbus registered all together new orders for 383 airplanes from which 26 are net orders that show continued support of the customers in all segments of our market (in 2019 768 airplanes). The airplanes of A220 family received 64 new orders, A320 family received 296 new orders, including 37 units of A321XLR. In the segment of wide-body airplanes Airbus received 23 new orders, including two A330 and 21 units of A350. After 115 cancellations to the end of 2020 backlog of Airbus orders made 7184 airplanes.
Besides, according to Airbus, in December deliveries reached 89 airplanes – it is maximum monthly index during entire year and by 39% more than in November with 64 delivered airplanes.