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. Photo Courtesy Airbus SAS
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 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.
On October 27, 2016, Boeing landed an order for 14 747-8 Freighters for UPS. Photo: The Boeing Company
Boeing and Airbus each delivered 54 commercial jets in October 2016, compared to 58 and 49 during the same month last year, respectively. As of October 31, 2016, Boeing had delivered 617 commercial jets, trailing 2015’s comparable figure of 638 but in line with company expectations. Airbus, on the other hand, had delivered 516 jets, 21 deliveries ahead of last year. Continue reading →
COMAC’s ARJ21-700 program delivered its second aircraft to launch customer Chengdu Airlines in October 2016. The company delivered the airline’s first aircraft in November 2015, but it did not enter service until the following June. A slow ramp-up in production will follow as COMAC works with operators to resolve problems that are bound to crop up after an aircraft enters service. Continue reading →
On September 27, 2016, Boeing booked an order for 25 737 MAX 8 jets for Chinese carrier Donghai Airlines – based in Shenzhen (intent to place order announced at Farnborough International Air Show in July). Photo: The Boeing Company
Boeing and Airbus delivered 72 and 62 commercial jets in September 2016, compared to 77 and 49 during the same month last year, respectively. As of September 30, 2016, Boeing is trailing last year’s delivery figures with 563 (580 in 2015) commercial jets delivered, which is in line with company expectations. Airbus, on the other hand, has delivered 462 jets to date and is 16 deliveries ahead of last year. Continue reading →
On August 30, 2016, Airbus booked an order for 100 A321neo jets for Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia (order was announced at Farnborough International Air Show in July). Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS
Boeing and Airbus delivered 59 and 61 commercial jets in August 2016, compared to 64 and 44 in the same month last year, respectively. In 2016, as of August 31, Boeing is trailing last year’s delivery figures with 491 (503 in 2015) commercial jets delivered, which is in line with company expectations. Airbus, on the other hand, has delivered 400 jets to date and is three deliveries ahead of last year. Continue reading →
On July 13, 2016, Synergy Aerospace (owner of Avianca) placed an order for 62 A320neo jets. Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS
Airbus comfortably won the orders race at the Farnborough International Air Show with 279 orders and commitments, ahead of Boeing’s 182. Both companies stated they were on track to meet their targets of matching orders with deliveries this year as the industry prepares for a period of flatter growth after the order boom in recent years.
On May 22, 2016, VietJet placed an order for 100 737 MAX 200 jets. Photo Courtesy: The Boeing Company
Boeing and Airbus delivered 71 and 57 commercial jets in May 2016, compared to 60 and 47 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 301 (310 in 2015) and 234 (243 in 2015) commercial jets, respectively, as of May 31. Continue reading →
LAX International Line-up. Photo: Alan Wilson, Wikipedia
Marketing alliances based on extensive code-share agreements among member carriers have been a pervasive presence within the airline industry for many years. Participation in an alliance enables an airline to realize the operating efficiency and cost-reduction benefits of working in concert with other airlines to increase profitability and market share. Continue reading →
The board of directors of Air France-KLM has selected Jean-Marc Janaillac to replace Alexandre de Juniac as the airline group’s chairman and chief executive officer. In doing so, the board approved a recommendation made by the company’s Nomination and Governance Committee. Janaillac currently leads the bus and train operator Transdev.