The Strategist

Boeing surpasses Airbus in aircraft orders in 2021

01/12/2022 - 07:05

The US-based Boeing Co., one of the world's largest manufacturers of aircraft, space and military equipment, has received orders for 909 aircraft in 2021, a 17.9 percent increase over Europe's Airbus, according to the US company release.

Airbus said that its total orders for 2021 stood at 771 aircraft.

Boeing's orders in December totalled 80 aircraft, almost a quarter less than in November.

Boeing's deliveries for the past year totaled 340 aircraft, or nearly 1.8 times less than Airbus, which delivered 611 aircraft last year. US-based Boeing delivered 38 aircraft in December after 34 in November.

Boeing produces a wide range of civil and military aircraft and develops space programs. Boeing has two major divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which builds civilian aircraft, and Integrated Defense Systems, which carries out space and military programs.