Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 295 for March 2013.

In the highlight of the month, Indonesia’s Lion Air ordered 234 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including 174 for the neo variant. Hawaiian Airlines placed an order for 16 A210 neo aircraft while Russia’s Sberbank Leasing and United Airlines ordered Boeing 737 aircraft with 12 and eight respectively.

New orders for Airbus totalled 250 while Boeing received 39. Bombardier and Pilatus received four and two orders respectively.

In the narrowbody market, 250 A320 family aircraft were ordered, including 190 neo aircraft. A total of 28 737s were also ordered during the month. The widebody orders were for eight 777s and four 747s. In the regional market, the orders were for four Dash 8s and two PC-6 Turbo Porters.

Overall, the commercial aircraft order backlog ended March at 11,384, up 154 on the previous month.

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

Airliner current market view – net orders


Source: Flightglobal's ACAS fleet database | Ascend Online Fleets

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Flightglobal Insight’s Aircraft Finance 2013 special report provides an analytical overview of the year 2012 looking at airliner orders, transaction activities and deal financing, together with a leasing market study and a glimpse of what appraisers expect for 20123.

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