The aircraft manufacturer Airbus has delivered a total of 623 aircraft to 82 customers between January and November 2023, 58 more aircraft than in the same period in 2022. In November alone, the company has delivered a total of 64 aircraft to 40 different customers . . However, it needs 97 more deliveries to meet its full-year target of 720 deliveries.
After publishing the latest quarterly results, the European manufacturer assures that it maintains its shipment forecasts for this year. I assume that “there will be no additional disruptions to the global economy, air traffic, supply chain, internal operations and its ability to supply products and services.” Last year, Airbus shipped 98 aircraft in December, and before the Covid-19 pandemic they used to deliver more than 100 aircraft in the last month of the year, according to Europa Press.
The company has admitted that it faces high demand for aircraft, which represents 20% more than its production level with sufficient components. That is why it places this issue as its “priority”, seeking to increase its workforce beyond 13,000 positions annually, renew its fleet and invest in new sustainable technologies for the coming years.
“In 2023 the situation is noticeably better, but even so we are not yet completely out of the difficulties,” the company says. The reasons that explain this growth in demand are that “more people want to fly, there are new countries whose middle class is beginning to use the plane as a means of transportation or destinations like India are growing, in which demand is increasingly . strong”.
Another added issue is the need to renew the fleet in search of greater sustainability, taking into account that 25% of the current fleet has to be renewed in the next 10 years. Regarding November deliveries, the manufacturer has detailed that there were seven A220-300 aircraft, 19 of the A320neo family, 29 A321neo aircraft, three A330-900 and six of the A350-900 model.