ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch - Orders for February 2014

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Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 213 for February 2014 where 255 new orders were offset by 42 cancellations, while another two swaps occurred.

In the highlight of the month, VietJet Air ordered 42 Airbus neo aircraft, 14 A320s and seven A321s. India’s Air Costa ordered 50 Embraer E-Jet E2 family aircraft while SunExpress placed an order for 25 737-800s and 15 737 Max aircraft. Lessor DAE Capital ordered 20 ATR 72s while UK-based leasing company Amedeo ordered 20 A380s. The cancellations came from Tigerair Mandala, Virgin Australia and Air Serbia who cancelled 25 A320s, nine 737s and A319s respectively.

New orders for Airbus totalled 108 while Boeing took in 58. Embraer, ATR and Bombardier received 50, 26 and 9 orders respectively.

In the narrowbody market, a total of 138 new orders occurred, including 57 A320neo aircraft, 33 737NGs, 24 737 Max variants, 21 A320 family aircraft and three Bombardier CSeries. In the widebody section, 20 A380s, ten A350s and a single 747 were ordered.

Overall, the commercial aircraft order backlog ended February at 12,730, up 126 on the previous month.

This article was put together by Flightglobal Insight using Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets and ACAS databases.

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