Boeing and Airbus this week announced final tallies for their 2022 industrial output. The combined 1,143 large airliner deliveries were 20% higher than 2021, yet still 29% lower than the 2018 peak when the pair handed over a record 1,606 aircraft.
Both manufacturers continued pushing toward a return to the new normal, building output on the back of a fragile supply chain that reined in their ambitions. The availability from everything from structures to engines and interiors left airplanes waiting for delivery.
The Air Current dissected the 663 Airbus and 480 Boeing deliveries in 2022 with this second installment of this interactive visualization resource available to our subscribers. With each click of the pie, you can drill down further, exploring aircraft families, variants, their buyers and operators.
For Boeing, 2022 marked an acceleration of 737 Max output and the resumption of 787 deliveries after a protracted stand down as it tackled systemic quality issues on its twin-aisle workhorse. Airbus only slightly increased deliveries over its 2021 levels, despite accelerating its single-aisle industrial machine on rebounding demand. A lack of engines from CFM International and Pratt & Whitney formally stalled the plane maker’s plans to hand over “around 700” aircraft in 2022.
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