Airbus’ Order Drought Continues as Boeing Rolls Out 787-10 Dreamliner

Airbus, Boeing Report February 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.

On February 17, 2017, Boeing rolled out the 787-10, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster were present, along with Boeing CEO and Chairman Dennis Muilenburg and thousands of Boeing employees.  Photo: The Boeing Company

Boeing and Airbus delivered 51 and 49 commercial jets in February 2017, respectively, compared to 56 and 46 during the same month last year. In 2016, Boeing delivered 748 jets (762 in 2015), in line with company expectations, while Airbus surpassed its delivery target of 650 jets by handing over 688 jets during 2016 (635 in 2015).

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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.
Photo Courtesy: Airbus SAS

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