Articles Tagged ‘Boeing’

Airbus and Boeing's delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

A total of 119 aircraft were delivered by Airbus and Boeing in October, 11 more units than the pair managed during the same month of 2016. For only the second time this year, Airbus led the delivery charge, with it handing over seven more aircraft than Boeing in the tenth month of this year.  

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus handed over 55 aircraft in September, while its North American rival Boeing distributed 78. Of the 133 aircraft delivered, 73% were narrow-body and 27% wide-body. By delivering 23 more units than Airbus in month nine of 2017, Boeing has extended the lead over its European rival to 100 aircraft in the 2017 delivery race. 

Airbus and Boeing report a 6.7% slowdown in productivity in the eighth month of this year; Hong Kong Airlines became latest A350 operator

Airbus and Boeing report a 6.7% slowdown in productivity in the eighth month of this year; Hong Kong Airlines became latest A350 operator

In August, Airbus and Boeing delivered a combined 112 aircraft, with 76% of units being narrow-body and 24% wide-body. The result is 6.7% worse than both achieved in the same month of 2016. By handing over 20 more units in August, Boeing has advanced its lead over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race to 77 […]


Boeing opens gap over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race to 57 units; flydubai becomes first Middle East carrier to operate the 737 MAX 8

Boeing opens gap over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race to 57 units; flydubai becomes first Middle East carrier to operate the 737 MAX 8

Airbus and Boeing in July delivered 105 aircraft between them, up seven units when compared to the same month of 2016. However, the results for July are lower than the 139 units delivered in June. Among the delivery highlights of July were flydubai’s first 737 MAX 8 and Airbus distributing its 100th A350. 

Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year;  easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year; easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Airbus and Boeing in June delivered 139 aircraft between them, down three units when compared to the same month of 2016. However, the results for June are much better than the 116 units delivered in May. Among the delivery highlights of June were easyJet’s first A320neo and Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s. 

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 


Airbus outperformed Boeing for deliveries in May by 7.1%; latter still leads the 2017 race; Malindo Air becomes first 737 MAX 8 operator

Airbus outperformed Boeing for deliveries in May by 7.1%; latter still leads the 2017 race; Malindo Air becomes first 737 MAX 8 operator

Airbus and Boeing in May delivered 116 aircraft between them, down 12 units when compared to the same month of 2016. The fifth month of this year also marked the first time since December that Airbus has outperformed its North American counterpart in relation to monthly deliveries, handing over four more aircraft.   

Airbus and Boeing's delivery rate dropped 7.5% in April; Boeing delivered 29% more units than Airbus during first four months of 2017

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery rate dropped 7.5% in April; Boeing delivered 29% more units than Airbus during first four months of 2017

In the fourth month of this year Airbus and Boeing combined handed over 98 units to customers, down from the 106 deliveries they achieved during the same month of 2016. April was historic for South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines, as it welcomed its first A350, an aircraft for which it has 30 orders. 

Airbus and Boeing match on single-aisle unit deliveries in March; US manufacturer outshines European counterpart in wide-body market

Airbus and Boeing match on single-aisle unit deliveries in March; US manufacturer outshines European counterpart in wide-body market

Having delivered 100 aircraft in February, Airbus and Boeing upped their games in March by handing over 136 aircraft, an improvement rate of 36% when compared to the month before. While both manufacturers matched single-aisle unit deliveries in March, Boeing handed over 12 more wide-body variants, therefore increasing its lead in the 2017 delivery race […]


Air Caraïbes welcomes first A350 while Korean Air is handed its first 787-9; Boeing and Airbus combined deliver 100 units in February

Air Caraïbes welcomes first A350 while Korean Air is handed its first 787-9; Boeing and Airbus combined deliver 100 units in February

Having delivered 69 aircraft in January, Airbus and Boeing upped productivity in February by 45% when compared to the first month of 2017, distributing 100 aircraft between them. Boeing has opened up an early lead over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race, boosting its superior position by two units last month.

Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Having delivered a grand total of 178 aircraft in December, Airbus and Boeing slowed production during the first month of this year, distributing only 69 aircraft between them, around 38% of the total of the previous month. Boeing leads the charge going into the 2017 race, having handed over 44 aircraft in January. 

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

During December Boeing and Airbus distributed 178 aircraft, over 12% of both companies’ combined delivery total for 2016. This was the first time in recent history that both had delivered 170+ aircraft in a given month. December was also the first month that one of the manufactures past 100+ unit deliveries.