Airbus releases 2020 orders and deliveries

The company reports 383 new orders and 566 deliveries in 2020 across all market segments.
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Airbus A320neo

A320neo. Photo Credit: Airbus

On Jan. 8, 2021, Airbus SE (Toulouse, France) announced that it delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers in 2020, in line with the production adaptation plan it set out in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company released this breakdown of its 2020 deliveries:


2020 (including)

2019 (including)

A220 Family





A320 Family


(431 NEO)


(551 NEO)

A330 Family


(13 NEO)


(41 NEO)

A350 Family


(14 A350-1000)


(25 A350-1000)






According to Airbus, in order to overcome international travel restrictions, the company developed an e-delivery solution that represented more than 25% of its 2020 deliveries, enabling customers to receive their aircraft while minimizing the need for their teams to travel.

In 2020, Airbus recorded a total of 383 new orders, 268 net orders, showing continued customer endorsements in all market segments. The A220 won 64 new orders, confirming it as the leading aircraft in its category. The A320 Family won 296 new orders including 37 A321XLR. In the widebody segment, Airbus won 23 new orders including two A330s and 21 A350s. After 115 cancellations by the end of 2020, Airbus’ backlog stood at 7,184 aircraft.

Airbus plans to report Full Year 2020 financial results on February 18, 2021.

Airbus orders and deliveries 2020
Photo Credit: Airbus

Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO, comments, “Working hand-in-hand with our customers allowed us to navigate a difficult year. The Airbus teams, customers and suppliers truly pulled together in the face of adversity to deliver this result. We also thank our partners and governments for their strong support to the sector.” 

Faury adds, “Based on our 2020 deliveries, we are cautiously optimistic as we look into 2021, although challenges and uncertainties remain high in the short term.”


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