The European company Airbus has maintained its position as the world's largest jet producer for the third year in a row, ahead of Boeing. In 2021, Airbus delivered 611 jets, up 8 percent more than a year earlier, which gave the company an unquestionable advantage in the aviation industry. Airbus's biggest rival, the American company Boeing, handed over only 302 planes to contractors in 11 months of 2021.
As Airbus informed, it sold 771 aircraft throughout 2021, which after canceled orders gives a total of 507 aircraft.
The pandemic was the reason for the decline in production for all aircraft manufacturers in the world. At the same time, the demand for mid-range passenger jets and freighters is growing.