Airbus reports 2022 commercial aircraft orders and deliveries

  • 661 deliveries, an eight percent increase over 2021
  • 1,078 gross commercial orders (820 net), 7,239 aircraft in backlog

Airbus SE delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022 and registered 1,078 gross new orders. Airbus’ end December 2022 backlog stood at 7,239 aircraft.

,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “.”

In 2022, deliveries included:

2022

2021

A220 Family 53 50
A320 Family 516 483
A330 Family 32

18

A350 Family 60*

55

A380

5

Total 661*

611

* After a reduction of two aircraft (2 A350-900 AEROFLOT) previously recorded as sold in December 2021 for which a transfer was not possible due to international sanctions against Russia.

Airbus equally won 1,078 new orders (820 net) across all programmes and market segments, including several high-profile commitments from some of the world’s leading carriers. In aircraft units, Airbus recorded a net book-to-bill ratio significantly above one. 

Per programme, the A220 won 127 firm gross new orders. The A320neo Family won 888 gross new orders. In the widebody segment, Airbus won 63 gross new orders including 19 A330s and 44 A350s of which 24 were for the newly launched A350F.

The 2022 full-year financial results will be disclosed on 16 February 2023.

Boeing reports commercial orders and deliveries for 2022

Boeing reported 774 commercial orders last year after cancellations and conversions, including 561 orders for the 737 family and 213 orders for the company’s market-leading twin-aisle aeroplanes. Boeing delivered 69 commercial jets in December, including 53 737 MAX, bringing total deliveries for 2022 to 480 aeroplanes.

“,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Stan Deal. “”

Commercial orders after cancellations and conversions include:

  • 561 orders for the 737 MAX, adding new customers such as ANA, Delta Air Lines, IAG, and low-cost carrier Arajet
  • 213 orders for widebodies, including 114 787s, 31 767s and 68 777s
  • 78 orders across Boeing’s freighter line, including 45 orders for the 767-300 Freighter and current 777 Freighter
  • Launching the 777-8 Freighter with more than 50 orders, including conversions, for the market’s most capable freighter

Commercial deliveries include:

  • 387 737s, including 374 737 MAX and 13 military-derivative aeroplanes
  • 93 widebodies, including 5 747s, 33 767s, 24 777s and 31 787s
  • 44 new production freighters

As of Dec. 31, 2022, the Commercial Airplanes backlog is 4,578 jets.

Conclusions

Airbus won the race in 2022 with 661 deliveries, vs 524 for Boeing, which was hurt by production problems with both the 787 and the 737 MAX and the delays in the launch of the 777X. Nevertheless, Boeing kept a small advantage in its stronghold, the wide-body segment, with 93 deliveries vs 92 for Airbus.

Here too, Airbus finished ahead with 820 net orders, vs 774 for Boeing. But again, Boeing is leading by far in the wide-body segment with 213 orders vs a pale 63 for Airbus.

Airbus has a much larger backlog (7,239 aircraft) than Boeing (4,578 aeroplanes) at the end of December 2022.