Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 249 for May 2013 with another 44 swaps and three cancellations.
In the highlights of the month, Turkish Airlines
ordered 50 Boeing 737 Max
aircraft and 20 737
NGs. SkyWest Airlines
ordered 40 Embraer
175s while Canadian WestJet
placed an order for ten 737 NGs. Southwest Airlines
swapped 30 737s for the Max variant while the only cancellation of the month came from Tunisair
who cancelled three Airbus
New orders for Boeing
totalled 202, while Airbus received only three. Embraer took in 40 orders while Aircraft Industries Let, Cessna
received four, two and one respectively.
In the narrowbody market, 116 737 Max
aircraft, 77 737NGs and three A320s were ordered during the month. In the widebody market, orders for a total of nine 777s were placed. In the regional market, 40 175s, four L-410s, two 208 Caravans and a single Superjet 100 were ordered.
Overall, the commercial aircraft order backlog ended May at 11,354, up 153 on the previous month.
This article was put together by Flightglobal Insight using the Ascend Online Fleets and ACAS databases.
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