Airbus/Boeing: Lufthansa, Ryanair and Southwest lead deliveries in March

Aircraft deliveries from Airbus and Boeing accelerated in March as the two major manufacturers delivered 90 new aircraft to their global customers.

Airbus: 48 deliveries to 35 customers

A320s were again the most popular aircraft type delivered this month by Airbus representing over 40% of all March deliveries. Thirteen of the smaller A319s were delivered to nine different airlines while a single A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines.

Table: Airbus Deliveries 2008
Source: Airbus

Lufthansa received four new Airbus aircraft (of three different types) while Air France and easyJet each received three new aircraft.

Boeing: 42 deliveries to 22 customers

Three-quarters of Boeing’s deliveries in March were again 737 derivatives though eight 777s were also delivered plus a single 747-400 freighter and a 767 (to an unidentified customer).

Table: Boeing Deliveries 2008
Source: Boeing

Ryanair received seven new -800s while Southwest took delivery of another four -700s. For the second month running Continental took delivery of three new aircraft.

Delivery rate increases in March

Deliveries rose from 77 in February to 90 in March. Single-aisle aircraft continue to make up 80% of deliveries from the two major manufacturers.

Chart: Airbus & Boeing deliveries in 2008
Source: Airbus, Boeing

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