Asia-Pacific operators received 60 passenger aircraft during the month of September, with Airbus and Boeing each contributing 28 deliveries to the total.
Chinese carriers again dominated deliveries, receiving 24 aircraft, data from Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows. Japanese carriers were second in the delivery table receiving eight aircraft, followed by Australian carriers with six.
Globally, the world’s airlines received 108 aircraft during the month.
Passenger aircraft deliveries by country, September 2013
The biggest recipient of new aircraft by carrier was Air China, which received six aircraft: one Airbus A320, one A330, two Boeing 777s and two 737s. The region’s two other biggest aircraft recipients were China Southern Airlines, which received two A320s and two 737s, and Singapore Airlines, which received two A330-300s and two 777-300ERs.
Aside from the 56 deliveries split between Boeing and Airbus, ATR delivered two ATR 72-600s and Bombardier delivered two Dash 8 Q400s.
Of the 60 deliveries, just 14 were widebodies. Airbus delivered seven A330s, while Boeing delivered one 767-300, five 777-300ERs and a single 787-8. Boeing and Airbus each delivered 21 narrowbodies.
Asia-Pacific deliveries by type, September 2013
Looking forward, Ascend indicates that Asia-Pacific carriers have 99 deliveries due in October. Deliveries are likely to include two Airbus A380s, to Korean Air and Thai Airways, as well as eight 787-8s.
October will also mark the first deliveries of 787s to a carrier based in Southeast Asia, as Royal Brunei Airlines takes its first of the type. Australia will also receive its first 787 as Qantas’s Jetstar unit takes delivery of a 787-8.