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Boeing’s sales and deliveries of new planes increased in 2021, but the plane manufacturer still ended the year behind its main rival Airbus.
According to Boeing, it delivered 340 aircraft, up from 157 in 2020. However, Airbus surpassed Boeing, having delivered over twice the number handled by Boeing, and it became the world’s largest airplane manufacturer for three consecutive years.
Boeing’s 2021 deliveries comprised 263 Boeing 737s, 32 Boeing 767s, 24 Boeing 777s, 14 Boeing 787s, and 7 Boeing 747 aircraft. Most of Boeing’s deliveries were led by Boeing 737 MAX jetliners, which regulators worldwide had grounded for nearly two years after a fatal crash in 2018 and another in 2019.
The situation is different regarding aircraft orders: Boeing has 909 gross orders (535 net), while Airbus obtained 771 gross orders (507 net) in 2021.