Airliner net orders came in at 286 in December as 318 new orders were offset by 32 cancellations, with another 27 swaps.
Low-cost airline Virgin America and China’s CASGC placed considerable orders for Airbus A320s with 60 and 50 respectively. Low-cost carrier EasyJet converted 20 A319s to A320s as well as ordering an additional 15 A320s. The finance company CIT Group ordered 38 Boeing 737s during the month while LAN Airlines placed an order for 34 A320s. Other major orders came in from AerCap with ten 737s, Air China with ten A350s and LAN Airlines with ten A321s.
Airbus totalled 202 new orders in December while Boeing followed with 54. In the regional market, ATR received 25 orders, Embraer 22 and 15 for Bombardier.
A total of 186 A320 family aircraft orders were placed during the month (seven A319s, 169 A320s and ten A321s) while Boeing received orders for 53 737s. Widebody orders totalled 17 as ten A350s, six A330s and a single 787 came in. The regional jet orders for the period were of 12 Embraer 190s and ten 195s. Turboprop orders came in for 21 ATR72s, 15 Dash-8s and four ATR42s.
Overall, the order backlog for airliners ended December at 8,001, up 164 on the previous month.
Airliner current market view – net orders
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