Friday, March 28, 2014

Airbus & Boeing deliver total of 315 aircraft in 2Q


Airbus delivered 151 aircraft in the second quarter of 2013, consisting of 119 A320 family aircraft, 28 A330s and four A380s. Boeing made 164 commercial aircraft deliveries during the second quarter, comprised of 111 737 NGs, six 747s, eight 767s, 23 777s and 16 787s.
In May, Boeing resumed deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner, which was grounded in January. The manufacturer continued to produce and store the aircraft through the investigation into battery-related problems.
Of Airbus’ deliveries, 56 went to the Asia-Pacific region, 39 to Europe, 10 to Africa/Middle East, 13 to Latin America/Caribbean and 33 to North America.  Lessor companies topped the list of Airbus deliveries, with AWAS and GECAS each receiving seven A320s. The A320 dominated deliveries with 89 aircraft, followed by 25 A321s. Four ultra-large A380s were delivered, all to Emirates Airline.
Of Boeing aircraft, 70 went to the Asia-Pacific region, 29 to Europe, 12 to Africa/Middle East, nine to Latin America/Caribbean, 43 to North America and one to an unidentified customer.  American Airlines took delivery of 12 aircraft, receiving nine 737-800s and three long-range 777-300ERs. China Southern received nine 737-800s and one 787-8.
There were a total of 94 737-800 deliveries to 35 separate air carriers and lessors in 20 countries. Of the 16 787 deliveries, All Nippon Airways and charter airline TUI Travel PLC each received three of the aircraft; British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines and Japan Airlines received two each, and Air India, China Southern Airlines, Qatar Airways and lessor ILFC each took delivery of one Dreamliner.

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