Airbus reveals deliveries and orders for 2022

Airbus has released details showing that in 2022 it delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers, which is 8% more than in the previous year.

There were 53 A220 Family aircraft handed over to customers in 2022 (50 in 2021), 516 of the A320 Family (483), 32 A330 variants (18) and 60 A350s (55), while 2021 also saw five A380s delivered.

During the 12 month of last year (2022) the manufacturer accumulated 1,078 gross new orders (820 net), which brought the backlog at the end of December to 7,239 aircraft.

This was made up of 127 firm gross orders for the A220, while the A320 Family won 888. Of its larger aircraft Airbus inked gross new orders for 19 A330s and 44 A350s, of which 24 were for the newly launched A350F.

An impressive formation of Airbus airliners, nearest the camera is an A220, then an A319neo, A330neo and A350-1000.
An impressive formation of Airbus airliners, nearest the camera is an A220, then an A319neo, A330neo and A350-1000. © AIRBUS 2019 – photo by S. RAMADIER

Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer said: “In 2022 we served 84 customers with 661 deliveries, an increase of 8% 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.” He added: “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.”

* After a reduction of two A350-900s ordered by Aeroflot previously recorded as sold in December 2021 for which a transfer was not possible due to international sanctions against Russia.