Airbus: Strong Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries in 2023
In 2023, Airbus successfully delivered 735 commercial airplanes to 87 global customers, showcasing impressive performance in a challenging operational landscape. The Commercial Aircraft division received a total of 2,319 new orders (with 2,094 net orders), resulting in a year-end backlog of 8,598 aircraft.
According to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, the year 2023 marked a significant milestone for the Commercial Aircraft business, as it witnessed exceptional sales and deliveries that exceeded their targets. Several factors, such as the enhanced flexibility and capability of their global industrial system, along with the high demand from airlines to upgrade their fleets with the latest and most fuel-efficient aircraft, contributed to the successful achievement of their objectives. Guillaume expressed his gratitude towards their customers, supplier partners, and the entire Airbus teams for their valuable contributions in making this accomplishment possible.
Aviation’s recovery was originally projected for the timeframe of 2023-2025. However, in 2023, both the single-aisle market and widebody sector rebounded much earlier than expected, showing significant strength, stated Christian Scherer, the newly appointed CEO of Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft division. He expressed his appreciation to Airbus’ commercial and regional teams, as well as their customers, for their trust and partnership. Christian highlighted the exceptional sales of A320s and A350s, as well as the acquisition of seven new customers for the A350-1000. He emphasized the resurgence of travel and the growing momentum. Christian proudly announced that there are now 735 additional fuel-efficient Airbus jets in operation today, which contribute to a more sustainable and lower carbon future. He concluded by stating that the present orders will support investments in innovative and even more sustainable solutions for the future.