Airbus delivered 316 aircraft in the first half of 2023. There are still 404 deliveries to be made to meet the 720 target announced for the year as a whole.
Airbus deliveries up 6% in the first half of 2023
After nearing 300 aircraft deliveries in the first half of 2021 and 2022 (297), Airbus passed this milestone in the first half of 2023 with 316 deliveries. This represents a 6% increase over the same period in 2022. After a more disappointing first quarter than expected, with 127 deliveries compared with 140 in the first quarter of 2022, the Airbus industrial machine thus accelerated in the second quarter of 2023, with 189 deliveries compared with 170 in the same period of 2022.
Still 404 deliveries to meet target
The acceleration in the second quarter of 2023 should logically be amplified over the next six months, as Airbus still has 404 deliveries to meet the 720 target announced for the whole of 2023. So the Airbus supply chain will not be idle. Logically, single-aisle aircraft still account for the bulk of deliveries (89%), and the share of the A321neo is still growing (52.3% of total single-aisle deliveries and 46.5% of total deliveries). This is all the more true given that twin-aisle sales are down by 10%, with 35 deliveries compared with 39 in the first half of 2022.
More than 1,000 sales in six months
This slight downturn should not obscure the fact that Airbus has sold more than 1,000 aircraft net in six months, with the booking of orders from Air India and IndiGo. With 1,044 sales in the first half of 2023 (after subtracting 36 cancellations), compared with 259 in the first half of 2022, Airbus has clearly garnered new years of visibility.
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