Airbus delivers 566 aircraft, suspends A330F
Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft, down 34% yoy, to 87 customers in 2020, in line with the production adaptation plan set out in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In order to overcome travel restrictions, the Airbus team developed an innovative e-delivery solution which represented more than 25% of the 2020 deliveries, allowing customers to receive their aircraft while minimising the need for their teams to travel.
After 115 cancellations by the end of 2020, Airbus’ backlog stood at 7,184 aircraft. Cancellations for December included 26 long-haul aircraft, among them 15 A350s and the last three A330Fs.
The European aircraft manufacturer lost its only order for the A330-200F production freighter programme, as Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines dropped an order for three units. (ah)