At ch-aviation, we continually track new aircraft deliveries from the largest aircraft manufacturers: Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, De Havilland, Embraer, and Irkut.

In January 2021, 57 new aircraft were delivered to Airlines worldwide. In February 2021, there was a slight increase, and 60 came out of the production lines. If we compare this number to 2020, when 83 new aircraft were delivered in the same timeframe, that results in a total decrease of almost 30%.


In January, thanks to the ungrounding of the Boeing 737MAX in some parts of the world, Boeing delivered 29 aircraft in total, significantly more than in 2020 at the same time. In February, output slightly decreased to 22 but still more than in 2020. Out of the 22 aircraft, six were delivered to Southwest Airlines, three to United Airlines, followed by two for Boeing, Defence Space & Security, Copa Airlines, and Sunwing Airlines. One aircraft each was delivered to Aeroflot, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, TUI Airways, UPS Airlines, and WestJet. One aircraft was also delivered to a private entity.

And there is reason for optimism that this trend continues given that during January 2021, Boeing deliveries increased by more than 100% compared to the same month in 2020, thanks to the 737MAX ungrounding.


Turning to Europe, Airbus delivered 21* aircraft during January 2021, while in February, it handed over 32* aircraft. Out of the 32*, three were delivered to each of China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Indigo Airlines, and JetBlue Airways, while two were delivered to each of Air China, ANA – All Nippon Airways, Pegasus Airlines, and Spring Airlines. One aircraft was delivered to each of Air Canada, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Asiana Airlines, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SKY Airline (Chile), Vietnam Airlines, Vistara, and Volaris.

Compared to the same period in 2020, the number of aircraft delivered by Airbus has significantly dropped; January 2021 shows a decrease of almost 45%, while February 2021 shows an output reduction of 42%.


Here is an overview of the aircraft deliveries of more leading manufacturers we track monthly: