Airbus Finishes 2023 On A Landmark High for Orders & Deliveries

Airbus Finishes 2023 On A Landmark High for Orders & Deliveries
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Yesterday saw Airbus release it’s overall order and delivery numbers for 2023, highlighting what a landmark year it was for the European planemaker.

The European planemaker made waves over the last 12 months, further cementing their market share and position in the market.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Airbus Finishes 2023 On A Landmark High for Orders & Deliveries…

Airbus Finishes 2023 On A Landmark High for Orders & Deliveries
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Airbus delivered 735 commercial aircraft in 2023, which is 74 more than was recorded in 2022, showing an 11% increase overall.

2,319 gross orders were recorded by the European planemaker, of which 2,094 of them were net orders.

Overall backlog for the manufacturer, as of December 31, 2023, is at a staggering 8,598 aircraft.

Guillaume Faury, the Airbus CEO had this to say on what was a successful year for the European planemaker:

“2023 was a landmark year for Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft business with exceptional sales and deliveries on the upper end of our target”.

“A number of factors came together to help us achieve our goals, including the increased flexibility and capability of our global industrial system, as well as the strong demand from airlines to refresh their fleets with our most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft.” 

“This is a remarkable achievement. My thanks goes to our customers, supplier partners and all the Airbus teams who made it happen.”

Adding to this was Christian Scherer, Airbus’ newly appointed CEO, Commercial Aircraft:

“We originally anticipated aviation to recover sometime in the 2023-2025 timeframe, but what we saw in 2023 was, alongside the single-aisle market, widebody return much sooner than expected, and with vigour“

“A big thumbs up to our commercial and regional teams, and importantly, a big thank you to our customers for their trust and partnership.”

“We have never sold as many A320s or A350s in any given year, not to mention welcoming seven new customers for the A350-1000. Travel is back and there is serious momentum!”

“I’m proud to say there are now 735 more fuel-efficient Airbus jets flying today, paving the way to our lower carbon future.”

“It’s the orders we win today that will support us in investing in innovative and even more sustainable solutions tomorrow.”

All eyes will be on how the European planemaker’s 2024 will go, with them wanting to continue the sales momentum they experienced last year.

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