Airbus kept its crown as the world's largest commercial airplane supplier for the third year running in 2022 as deliveries rose 8% to 611 units, company data shows.

The European planemaker also sold 771 airplanes or a net total of 507 after adjusting for cancellations.

The numbers give Airbus an unassailable lead on revenue-generating deliveries - the industry's main yardstick - after Boeing handed over 302 jets in the first 11 months.

Airbus said it had beaten its target of 600 deliveries.