Airliner net orders came in at 117 in November as 120 new orders were offset by three cancellations, with another 34 swaps.
Indonesian carrier Wings Air ordered 15 ATR72s and Air New Zealand ordered 14 Airbus A320s. Ethiopian Airlines ordered 12 Airbus A350 while Air Algerie placed an order for seven Boeing 737s. Guggenheim Aviation Partners and Kingfisher Airlines each cancelled an Airbus A330 and an A340 respectively. India’s low coast carrier IndiGo swapped an order of 30 A320s for 30 A321s. GECAS also swapped four A319s for the A320 type.
November was a month for Airbus as the manufacturer totalled 88 new orders. ATR followed with 15 orders while Boeing received nine, Embraer seven and Bombardier a single order.
A total of 66 A320s, nine 737s and two A319s were placed in November for narrowbody aircraft. Widebody orders were placed for 12 A350s, five A330s, two A380s and one A340. Turboprop orders in the month were only for the 15 ATR72s mentioned above. Regionals jets came in for five Embraer 175s, two 190s and a Bombardier CRJ.
Overall, the order backlog for airliners ended November at 7,825, up 28 on the previous month.
Headline figures for the size and shape of the world airliner fleet through to the start of May 2009 are detailed in the Commercial Fleet Report 2009, while a directory of financing deals struck on new aircraft over the last year is also available within the companion Aircraft Finance Report 2009.
Note: The analysis is on aircraft type basis and not on the end user application. For example, Boeing 737 figures might include BBJs. The Bombardier CRJ types are classified as part of the CRJ regional jet family.
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