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ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch - orders August 2012

Commercial aircraft net orders came in at 99 for August 2012 as 134 new orders were offset by 35 cancellations.

The highlights of the month include China’s ICBC Leasing order of 50 airbus A320s which includes 20 A320neo aircraft. Philippine Airlines ordered 44 A321s (including ten A321neo aircraft) and ten A330s. Cathay Pacific  placed an order of ten A350s during the month, while Qantas cancelled 35 Boeing 787s, the largest Dreamliner cancellation so far.

Airbus totalled 114 new orders in August while Bombardier received 20.

In the narrowbody market, 94 A320 family aircraft were ordered. The widebody orders of the month were for ten A330s and ten A350s. In the regional market, the main orders were for ten Dash 8s.

Overall, the commercial order backlog ended August at 10,221, up 12 on the previous month.

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

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Source: Flightglobal's ACAS fleet database


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Flightglobal Insight’s Aircraft Finance 2012 special report provides an analytical overview of the year 2011 looking at airliner orders, transaction activities and deal financing, together with a leasing market study and a glimpse of what appraisers expect for 2012.


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