ANALYSIS: Asia Pacific operators take 40% of February’s deliveries

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Operators in the Asia Pacific received 39 of the 98 passenger aircraft delivered globally in February 2014, accounting for 40% of all deliveries for the month.

Data from Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows that North America was second with 22 deliveries, followed by Europe with 21 deliveries.

Among Asia Pacific countries, Ascend shows that Chinese operators alone received 14 aircraft, while the balance was fairly evenly spread among operators from other countries in the region.

Global deliveries February 2014 - 98 aircraft

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The exceptions were Japanese operators, which received six aircraft including three Boeing 787-8 aircraft for All Nippon Airways. They were followed by Indian operators, which received a total of four new aircraft, all narrowbodies.

February also saw Japan’s Skymark Airlines receive a pair of A330-300s, making it the country’s first operator of the type.

February 2014 deliveries by Asia Pacific country - 39 aircraft

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Among individual carriers, China Southern led deliveries with seven new aircraft: two Airbus A320s, one A330-300, three 737-800s, and a single 777-300ER.

Boeing handily led deliveries, with 20 during the month. Airbus was second with 15 deliveries, followed by Embraer and ATR with two each.

Among individual types, the 737 led the month’s deliveries in the Asia Pacific with 14 aircraft, followed by A320 family aircraft with 10.

February 2014 Asia Pacific deliveries by type - 39 aircraft

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Boeing also led in the high-value widebody space, delivering four 787-8s and two 777-300ERs against Airbus’s deliveries of three A330-300s to regional operators.

February saw not a single A380 or 747-8 delivered to operators in the region.