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Factbox-Airbus vs Boeing orders and deliveries in 2021

Factbox-Airbus vs Boeing orders and deliveries in 2021
Factbox-Airbus vs Boeing orders and deliveries in 2021   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022
By Reuters

– Planemakers Airbus and Boeing have issued their annual orders and deliveries for 2021, showing mixed fortunes in their transatlantic business rivalry.

Here are highlights of the new numbers, which show that Airbus remained the largest planemaker by deliveries. Boeing won the new order race after accounting adjustments relating to cumulative orders, but remained behind its rival based on the number of airplanes reported ordered or cancelled during 2021.

DELIVERIESAIRBUSBOEINGBOTH

2021 611 340 951

2020 566 157 723

% Change 8% 117% 32%

Mkt share

2021 64% 36%

2022 78% 22%

GROSSORDERSAIRBUSBOEINGBOTH

2021 771 909 1680

2020 383 184 567

% Change 101% 394% 196%

Mkt share

2021 46% 54%

2022 68% 32%

NETORDERS (1) AIRBUSBOEINGBOTH

2021 507 479 986

2020 268 -471 -203

% Change 89% N/A N/A

Mkt share

2021 51% 49%

2022 N/A N/A

Net orders (1) = Gross orders minus

cancellations/conversions

NETORDERS (2) AIRBUSBOEING* BOTH

2021 507 535 1042

2020 268 -1194 -926

% Change 89% N/A N/A

Mkt share

2021 49% 51%

2022 N/A N/A

*Boeing net orders adjusted for ASC 606, an accounting mechanism that filters out past orders of aircraft deemed unlikely to be delivered, due to the financial condition of the buyers.

(Airbus also performs an accounting adjustment at the time of annual earnings, but this is expressed in terms of backlog value rather than the number of units affected).

NOTE: Boeing’s adjusted net orders may be further revised between their announcement and end-year results. For 2020, the adjusted net total was revised to -1194 from -1026.