Airbus delivered 316 aircraft during the first half of 2023. There are still 404 deliveries to be made to achieve the target of 720 announced for the whole year.
Airbus deliveries up 6% in the first half of 2023
After coming close to 300 aircraft deliveries in the first halves of 2021 and 2022 (297), Airbus reached this milestone in the first half of 2023 by making 316 deliveries. An increase of 6% compared to the same period of 2022. After a more disappointing first quarter than expected with 127 deliveries against 140 in the first quarter of 2022, Airbus’ industrial machine therefore accelerated in the second quarter of 2023 with 189 deliveries. against 170 over the same period of 2022.
There are still 404 deliveries to be made to meet the objective
The acceleration in the second quarter of 2023 should logically increase over the next six months since Airbus still has 404 deliveries to make to meet the target of 720 announced for the whole of 2023. The Airbus supply chain does not will therefore not be unemployed. Single-aisles logically still constitute the majority of deliveries (89%) and the share of the A321neo is still growing (52.3% of total single-aisle and 46.5% of total deliveries). Especially since on the bi-corridor side, there is a decline of 10% with 35 deliveries against 39 in the first half of 2022.
More than 1,000 sales over six months
This slight downside should not mask the fact that Airbus sold more than 1,000 planes net over 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 to 259 in the first half of 2022, Airbus has clearly garnered new years of visibility.