Airbus plans to deliver 600 commercial aircraft this year, assuming there are no further disruptions to the global economy or major problems with air traffic or company operations, the aircraft maker said on Thursday.
In its semi-annual report, the French company informed that its commercial aircraft deliveries in H1 2021 increased by 51.5pc to 297 units from 196 units in the same period last year. Of these, 21 were A220s, 237 units were from the A320 Family, seven were A330s, 30 aircraft were A350s, and two were A380s.
Helicopter delivery also increased by 10.6pc in the first half of 2021to settle 115 units from 104 units delivered in H1 2020.
Consolidated earnings for Airbus in H1 2021 grew by 30pc to €24.6bn ($29.2bn) from €18.9bn in January-June 2020. In Q2 2021, the jump was 70pc to €14.1bn against €8.3bn in the same quarter last year.