Airbus, Boeing Report December and Full-Year 2016 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

Airbus Delivers 111 Jets in Wild Year-End Rally, Logs 321 Net Orders

Airbus delivered 111 jets in just one month in December in an impressive year-end surge, and also logged 321 net orders, including the long-awaited Iran Air order for 98 jets.
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Boeing and Airbus delivered 67 and 111 commercial jets in December 2016, respectively, compared to 53 and 79 during the same month last year. For Airbus, this marks an unprecedented dash to the year-end finish line, having been held back by A320neo and A350 supply chain issues. For the full year of 2016, Boeing delivered 748 jets (762 in 2015), in line with company expectations, while Airbus surpassed its delivery target of 650-670 jets by handing over 688 jets during the year (635 in 2015). In 2015, Boeing delivered 762 aircraft, ahead of Airbus’ 635. In 2014 and 2013, Boeing delivered a total of 723 and 648 jets, respectively, compared to Airbus’ 629 and 626. Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing – November a Weak Month in Orders Race

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

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Airbus needs to deliver 16 A350-900 jets in December to reach the 2016 target of 50 jets – an impossible feat unless the company has a long line of almost-finished jets stacked up at the final assembly line. Photo Courtesy Airbus SAS

Boeing and Airbus delivered 64 and 61 commercial jets in November 2016, respectively, compared to 71 and 61 during the same month last year. As of November 30, 2016, Boeing is trailing last year’s delivery figures with 681 commercial jets delivered (709 in 2015), which is in line with company expectations. Airbus has delivered 577 jets to date and is 21 deliveries ahead of November of last year.

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Airbus Completes First U.S.-Built A320 as Boeing Widens Lead in March Orders

By J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

On March 4, 2016, Airbus completed its first U.S.-produced A320 Family aircraft – an A321 for JetBlue. The aircraft made its first flight on March 21. Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

On March 4, 2016, Airbus completed its first U.S.-produced A320 Family aircraft – an A321 for JetBlue. The aircraft made its first flight on March 21. Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

Boeing and Airbus delivered 71 and 57 commercial jets in March 2016, compared to 71 and 51 in the same month last year, respectively. In 2016, to date, Boeing and Airbus are still trailing last year’s delivery figures and had delivered 176 (184 in 2015) and 125 (134 in 2015) commercial jets, respectively, as of March 31. Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing February 2016 Deliveries and Orders Disappoint

By J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first A350 XWB (an A350-900) on February 2, 2016.  Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first A350 XWB (an A350-900) on February 2, 2016.
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Boeing and Airbus delivered 56 and 46 commercial jets in February 2016, compared to 63 and 46 in the same month last year, respectively. Both Boeing and Airbus have had a slow start this year and had only delivered 105 (compared to 113 in 2015) and 68 (82 in 2015) commercial jets as of February 29.

In 2015, Boeing delivered 762 aircraft, ahead of Airbus’ 635, and both companies beat their 2015 delivery targets of 750-755 and ~630 aircraft, respectively. In 2014 and 2013, Boeing delivered a total of 723 and 648 jets, respectively, compared to Airbus’ 629 and 626. For 2016, Airbus aims to hand over more than 650 jets, an increase of 15, or 2.4 percent, from the 635 delivered last year. Boeing, by contrast, has announced that deliveries could drop by 22, or 2.9 percent, to 740 from last year’s record of 762 deliveries. Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report January 2016 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

By J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

Airbus delivered the first A320neo to Lufthansa on January 20, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

Airbus delivered the first A320neo to Lufthansa on January 20, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

Boeing and Airbus delivered 49 and 22 commercial jets in January 2016, down from 50 and 36 in January 2015, respectively. While Airbus traditionally delivers relatively few aircraft during the month of January, deliveries were unusually low this year.

In 2015, Boeing delivered 762 aircraft, ahead of Airbus’ 635, and both companies beat their 2015 delivery targets of 750-755 and ~630 aircraft, respectively. In 2014 and 2013, Boeing delivered a total of 723 and 648 jets, respectively, compared to Airbus’ 629 and 626. Continue reading