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

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Asia Pacific operators accounted for 40% of the passenger aircraft delivered in June, receiving 56 of the 140 airliners delivered during the month.

North America followed with 36 deliveries, and Europe with 19, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database.

Among countries in the region, Chinese operators dominated deliveries with 23 aircraft. Indonesia was second with eight deliveries, and Malaysia third with five. The balance of deliveries was spread throughout the region.

June 2014 passenger aircraft deliveries by region

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During June, 34 Asia Pacific operators took new aircraft, with China Southern leading deliveries with seven, including one Boeing 787-8, one Airbus A330-300 aircraft, three 737-800s, one A320, and one A321.

Boeing edged Airbus for June deliveries into the region, delivering 27 aircraft to 25 for the European airframer. ATR had a notable month in the region, delivering three ATR 72-600s. The only other airframer with a delivery into the region for the month was Bombardier, which delivered a single CRJ1000 to Garuda Indonesia.

Among specific types, Airbus led narrowbody deliveries with 17 A320s, compared to Boeing’s deliveries of 16 737s.

Boeing had a very strong month for widebody deliveries with 11 aircraft. These included six 787-8s and the official handover of the first 787-9 to Air New Zealand. Boeing also delivered three 777-300ERs and a single 767-300ER.

Asia Pacific June 2014 deliveries by type

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For its part, Airbus delivered eight widebodies to Asia Pacific operators in June including six A330-300s, one A330-200, and a single A380 to Korean Air.

Lessors appear to have had an active June in the region. According to Ascend, 24 of the 56 aircraft delivered over the month are owned by leasing firms. Notable lessors include Air Lease Corporation and GECAS, which were involved in five transactions each, and ICBC, which was involved in four.

Ascend also shows that four main deck cargo aircraft were delivered in June. Of these, just one went to an Asia Pacific operator: a 777-200F delivered to Air China Cargo.