Airliner net orders came in at 98 in July as 108 new orders were offset by 10 cancellations.
Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air ordered 50 Airbus A320s while COPA Airlines and Egyptair ordered 13 and eight Boeing 737s respectively. Orders for Boeing 777 aircraft came from Turkish Airlines (seven) and Ethiopian Airlines (five). The major cancellations in July came from Spirit Airlines with four Airbus A319s and SkyEurope (Slovakia) with three 737s.
From a manufacturer point of view, Airbus received a total of 55 orders for the month minus five cancellations while Boeing followed with 44 orders minus another five cancellations. In the regional market, Bombardier received a total of five orders for CRJs and Embraer received four orders.
There were 86 narrowbody orders for the month with 54 A320s and 32 737s. The 13 widebody orders were for 12 777s and one A330. Regional orders totalled nine.
Overall, the order backlog for airliners ended July at 8,055, down two 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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