Wow: 25% Of Airbus’ 2021 Deliveries To Date Came In June

Airbus has today revealed its delivery figures for June 2021. The European aircraft manufacturer made a total of 77 deliveries last month. Notably, this figure represents almost 26% of the company’s deliveries for the whole year so far.

A320neo
Airbus had an active June, delivering its range of aircraft all across the continents. Photo: Airbus

In total, Airbus made 77 deliveries to 44 customers during the month. Additionally, since the beginning of the year, 297 deliveries were made to 67 customers.

The A320 family leads the pack

The A320neo was the most delivered aircraft, with 30 handovers. China Eastern, Volaris, Spirit, Gulf Air, Frontier Airlines, and Wizz Air were among the takers of the narrowbody. Several lessors also received the type to pass on to other carriers.

The A321neo was the second most delivered model, with 26 arrivals to company facilities. The likes of IndiGo, Peach, MEA, Gulf Air, Cathay Pacific China Eastern, Wizz Air, American Airlines, Lufthansa, China Southern, Juneyao Air, JetBlue took delivery of the plane. Lessors were also busy taking it on.

A321neo
Airbus had 73 orders in June, but 70 of these were from United Airlines for A321neo aircraft. Photo: Airbus

Widebody action

It wasn’t only narrowbodies that were busy being handed over last month. For instance, several A350s were delivered to airlines. Nine A350-900s were delivered along with two A350-100s. Aeroflot, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Spring Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air Caraibes, and China Southern were some of those who received the twinjet.

There was a sole A380 delivery in June. It’s no surprise who took this plane on. Emirates received the superjumbo on June 18th.

Overall, during the first half of the year, deliveries have been split into the following.

  • A220-100 x 3
  • A220-300 x 18
  • A319ceo x 1
  • A319neo x 1
  • A320neo x 125
  • A321ceo x 15
  • A321neo x 95
  • A330-200 x 1
  • A330-800 x 1
  • A330-900 x 5
  • A350-900 x 27
  • A350-1000 x 3
  • A380 x 2
Aeroflot A350
Aeroflot received its first A350 in February 2020, and the model continues to lead the way for Airbus widebodies. Photo: Airbus

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On the right path

Airbus’ delivery numbers for the first half of 2021 trumps its H1 2020 figure. By the end of June 2020, it had delivered 196 planes. Therefore, it has delivered over 100 more units this time around.

Nonetheless, it will be a long stretch to even come close to pre-pandemic numbers. In 2019, the firm performed 863 deliveries for the year. Regardless, an improvement from 2020 at least indicates that the industry is going in the right direction. The world is still adapting to the conditions, but there has been a series of positive revelations for the industry over the last few weeks.

There were several talks surrounding cancellations and deferrals between airlines and manufacturers last year following the rise of the global health crisis. Along with this, many production sites were hit hard with productivity issues. Thankfully, the worst of these concerns seem to be over, and planemakers will be hoping that the momentum continues into H2 2021.

What are your thoughts about Airbus’ delivery numbers for June 2021? What do you make of the figures so far this year in comparison to 2020? Let us know what you think of the situation in the comment section.

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