ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch - Orders for May 2014

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Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 166 for May 2014 where 175 new orders were offset by nine cancellations.

In the highlights of the month, Singapore’s low-cost airline Tigerair ordered 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft while Delta Air Lines placed an order for 15 A321s. US start-up Eastern Air Lines ordered ten Boeing 737s, Thailand’s Nok Air ordered 17 727s including seven for the re-engined Max variant while Royal Brunei Airlines ordered seven A320neo aircraft.

New orders for Boeing totalled 99 while Airbus took in 70. AVIC received four orders while Sukhoi received a single order during the month.

In the narrowbody market, a total of 167 new orders occurred, with 97 A320 family aircraft and 70 737s. The only widebody order of the month was for two 777s while the regional orders were for four MA60s and a single Superjet 100.

Overall, the commercial aircraft order backlog ended April at 13,002, up 80 on the previous month.

This article was put together by Flightglobal Insight using the Ascend Fleets from Flightglobal database.

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