Boeing Continues to Trail Airbus in New Orders and Deliveries Going into 2021

By Paul Riegler on 12 January 2021
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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Dallas

Boeing announced orders and deliveries for the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Chicago-based company delivered approximately 60% fewer aircraft to customers in 2020 when compared to the prior year and made one-third the number of deliveries of Airbus, its closest rival.  The delivery figure was the lowest in 43 years.

The aircraft maker delivered 59 planes to customers in the fourth quarter, including 31 737 Max jets, 3 747 jumbo jets, ten 767s, 11 777s, and 4 787 Dreamliners, in addition to 25 aircraft from its defense, space, and security programs.

For the calendar year 2020, Boeing delivered 43 737 Max jets, 5 747 jumbo jets, 30 767s, 26 777s, and 53 787 Dreamliners, for a total of 157 planes, in addition to 151 aircraft in its defense, space, and security offerings.

Gross orders for the year were 184 jets, down 25% year over year and the lowest figure since 1994.

Meanwhile, Airbus continues to be the world’s largest plane manufacturer based on deliveries, a title it has held since 2012, with 566 jets delivered in 2020.

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