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FLEET WATCH: Orders March 2011

Airliner net orders came in at 102 for March as 127 new orders were offset by 25 cancellations, with another three swaps.

Lessor ILFC placed orders for 33 Boeing 737s, Cathay Pacific Airways ordered 15 Airbus A330s and ten Boeing 777s while Turkish Airlines ordered 15 737s and ten A321s. GECAS ordered ten 777s while El Al Israel Airlines placed orders for four 737s. The only cancellation of the month came from Jazeera Airways with 25 A320s. Aircraft Purchase Fleet swapped two A320s for the A319 variant while AerVenture swapped a A319 for a A320.

Boeing totalled 94 new orders in March while Airbus followed with 28. In the regional market, Embraer and Bombardier received three and two orders respectively.

In the narrowbody market, a sum of 65 737s and ten A321s orders were placed during the month. The orders for widebody aircraft were for 27 777s, 18 A330s and two 747s. In the regional market, three Embraer 190s and two Bombardier Dash-8s orders were placed.

Overall, the order backlog for airliners ended March at 7,989, up 20 on the previous month.

This article was put together by Flightglobal Insight using the ACAS database.

Note: The analysis is for passenger, freighter, combi and quick change aircraft.

Airliner current market view – net orders

Source: Flightglobal's ACAS fleet database


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