Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 389 new orders for July 2012. The high figures for the month are directly associated to the Farnborough International Airshow where strong transaction activities traditionally occur.

The highlight of the month was United Airlines’ order of 150 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Air Lease Corporation and Virgin Australia also ordered the 737 Max with orders of 75 and 23 aircraft  respectively. Russia’s Utair ordered 20 Airbus A321s while Ilyushin Finance Company ordered ten Bombardier CSeries aircraft.

Boeing totalled 260 new orders in July while Airbus, Bombardier and ATR received 49, 31 and 16 respectively.

In the narrowbody market, 253 737s, 27 A320 family aircraft and 25 CSeries aircraft were ordered. The widebody orders of the month were for 22 A330s and seven 777s. In the regional market, the main orders were for 15 ATR72s and ten DHC-6 Twin Otters.

Overall, the commercial order backlog ended July at 10,209, up 277 on the previous month.

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

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