Bombardier scooped 481 aircraft orders (net of cancellations) and delivered 233 aircraft during 2012. This compares with the 249 orders and 245 deliveries during the previous fiscal year, the 11 months ending December 31, 2011. Bombardier delivered 179 business jets last year, compared with 163 for the previous 11-month period. It received 343 biz-jet orders, compared with 191 for the previous fiscal year. Added to this, the manufacturer delivered 50 commercial aircraft, compared with 78 previously, while orders rose from 54 to 138.