ANALYSIS: Asia-Pacific carriers receive 66 new aircraft in October

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Asia-Pacific carriers received 66 new aircraft during October, with Airbus’s 31 deliveries just beating Boeing’s 30 for the month.

Overall, the Asia-Pacific region received 53% of the 124 new aircraft delivered during the month, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows.

October 2013 passenger aircraft deliveries by region, 124 aircraft

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Flightglobal Ascend

In the region, Chinese carriers received 22 aircraft in the month, followed by Thailand and India, which both received seven new aircraft.

By carrier, China Eastern led deliveries with five new aircraft – four Airbus A320 family aircraft and a single Boeing 737-800. China Southern, Air China and Philippine Airlines all received four aircraft each.

October 2013 Asia-Pacific deliveries by country

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Flightglobal Ascend

Aside from Boeing and Airbus, only three other airframers delivered aircraft in the region. ATR delivered a single ATR 72-600 each to Taiwan’s Uni Air and Maldivian carrier Villa Air.

Widebodies accounted for just 16 of the region’s overall deliveries, with Boeing delivering nine and Airbus seven. Boeing’s widebody deliveries included four 787-8s, four 777-300ERs and one 767-300ER. Airbus delivered five A330-300s and two A380s. The A380s went to Korean Air and Thai Airways.

Notable deliveries included Southeast Asia’s first 787-8, with Royal Brunei receiving its first example of the type on 4 October.

For the month ahead, Ascend shows that Asia-Pacific carriers will receive approximately 98 new aircraft, including eight 787-8s and three Sukhoi Superjet 100s.