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Airbus & Boeing reports strong 2023 commercial aircraft orders and deliveries

Does Boeing's issues contribute to Airbus dominating the aviation market in 2024

In a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the aviation industry, both Airbus and Boeing have reported robust performances in 2023, marked by impressive commercial aircraft orders and deliveries. However, the year-end statistics highlight Airbus as the standout winner in this competitive landscape.

Boeing delivered 735 aircraft in 2023.

Airbus, a global leader in the aerospace sector, achieved a remarkable milestone by delivering a total of 735 commercial aircraft to 87 customers worldwide in 2023. This figure represents a notable 11% increase compared to the previous year, showcasing the company’s resilience and strong performance despite the challenges posed by a complex operating environment.

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Full aircraft fleet deliveries for 2023

A220 family – 68

A320 family- 571

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A330 family- 32

A350- 64

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Total:735

The Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus recorded an outstanding 2,319 gross new orders, with 2,094 net orders. Among these, the A320 Family and A350 Family aircraft played a pivotal role, with 1,835 and 300 orders, respectively. This surge in orders is a clear indication of the industry’s commitment to modernizing fleets with the latest generation of fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft.

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Furthermore, the 2023 year-end backlog for Airbus stands impressively at 8,598 aircraft, underscoring the sustained demand for Airbus aircraft and the company’s ability to secure future business.

Boeing delivered 528 aircraft in 2023.

On the other side of the spectrum, Boeing, a key competitor in the aviation market, also reported significant achievements in 2023. The company delivered a total of 528 commercial airplanes throughout the year. This includes:

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737: 396 deliveries

747: 1 delivery

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767: 32 deliveries

777: 26 deliveries

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787: 73 deliveries

Total: 528

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While Boeing demonstrated strength in its commercial aircraft programs, the overall comparison with Airbus suggests a more substantial market share for the latter.

However, Airbus emerges as the clear winner, boasting impressive delivery numbers, a substantial order backlog, and a strategic focus on next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft. As the aerospace landscape continues to evolve, Airbus appears well-positioned to maintain its leadership in the global commercial aircraft market.

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