ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch - orders for November 2013

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Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 229 for November 2013 with another 39 cancellations and seven swaps.

In the highlight of the month, Etihad Airways announced a series of substantial orders during the Dubai Air Show. Those orders included 40 A350s, 30 787s, 36 Airbus A320 neo aircraft, 26 777s and a single A330. Lufthansa also ordered 20 777s during the show while earlier in the month, Southwest Airlines ordered 20 737 Max aircraft.

New orders for Boeing totalled 109 while Airbus received 107. ATR, AVIC, Bombardier and Embraer received five, four, two and one respectively.

In the narrowbody market, 51 A320 family aircraft were ordered including 36 for the re-engined neo while a total of 30 737 Max aircraft and three 737NGs were ordered. In the widebody market, orders for 50 A350s, 46 777s, 30 787s and six A330s were placed. The regional orders for the month included five ATR72s, four MA60s, two Dash 8s and a single 190.

Overall, the commercial aircraft order backlog ended November at 12,225, up 52 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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