ANALYSIS: Boeing tops April's Asia Pacific deliveries

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Boeing led Asia Pacific new passenger aircraft deliveries for the month of April, delivering 21 new aircraft compared with 20 for Airbus.

Globally, 124 new aircraft were delivered during the month, of which Asia Pacific was the biggest destination, with 44 aircraft deliveries, followed by Europe (34), and North America (24), according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.

World passenger aircraft deliveries, April 2014 - 124 total

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Among countries in the region, China led, with 20 new aircraft delivered to Chinese operators. Malaysia followed with five deliveries, while India and the Philippines accounted for three new aircraft each. The balance was spread throughout the rest of the region, according to Ascend.

In the Asia Pacific narrowbody segment, Boeing led with 16 737s, followed by Airbus with 15 A320 family aircraft.

Asia Pacific passenger aircraft deliveries by country, April 2014

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Among widebodies, the two big airframers each delivered five aircraft to operators in the region. Boeing delivered two 777-300ERs, a single 777-200LR, and two 787-8s. Airbus delivered four A330-300s and a single A330-200.

The biggest recipients of new aircraft among the region’s carriers were China Eastern and China Southern with five new aircraft each.

China Eastern took a single 737-700, two A319s, an A320, and an A330-300. China Southern took two 737-800s, one A320, one A321, and one A330-300.

Asia Pacific passenger aircraft deliveries by type, April 2014

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Of the 44 aircraft deliveries in the region, Ascend shows 11 as being owned by lessors and 33 directly by the airlines.

Two active lessors included BOC Aviation and SMBC Aviation Capital, with two deals each.

BOC leased a new A320-200 to China Southern, and a new 737-800 to India’s Jet Airways. SMBC leased a new 737-800 to Garuda Indonesia, and one to Malaysia Airlines.