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SNAPSHOT: More than 1,700 airliners delivered in 2017

Just over $110 billion of airliners were delivered in 2017, Flight Fleets Analyzer data shows based on Ascend’s 2017 Full-Life Base Values.

In total, more than 1,700 aircraft were delivered during the year.

Boeing is still the largest commercial manufacturer in delivery terms with 740 airliners shipped in 2017 – excluding corporate and military versions. Airbus delivered 713 aircraft. That marked an increase of almost 30 aircraft on 2016 for the European manufacturer and 14 for Boeing.

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Airbus shows an order backlog of 7,235 units, almost 1,500 more than Boeing. The total commercial aircraft backlog, including over 1,100 airliners from ATR, Bombardier and Embraer, totalled 15,257 units at the end of 2017.

The total net orders of more than 2,300 aircraft, including more than 300 from other manufacturers, was the highest annual total since 2014.

Middle East carrier Flydubai is the airline with the single largest order with a deal for 175 Boeing 737 Max aircraft during the year, though private equity firm Indigo Partners in December sealed an order for 430 A320/A321neo aircraft spread across four carriers in which it has investments.

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo, which took its first turboprops in 2017 after signing for 50 ATR 72-600s, stands at the top of the order backlog listing at the end of 2017.

For more details on aircraft orders and deliveries, download the full Fleetwatch report here

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