Articles Tagged ‘Boeing’

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.

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

In November Boeing handed over 64 aircraft to its customers. With Airbus only managing to deliver 61, the US manufacturer increased the lead it has over its European counterpart in the 2016 delivery race to 104 units. Overall in the 11-month period to the end-November, both companies combined have distributed 1,258 aircraft, three units fewer […]


Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

We all know Dubai is the place to see A380s but which are the world’s busiest airports for other aircraft types? We look at a range of aircraft types from mega-jumbos to turboprops to see where you should go to see them.

Singapore Airlines receives Airbus' 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

Singapore Airlines receives Airbus’ 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

In the 10th month of 2016, Airbus and Boeing equaled each other for unit deliveries, with both manufacturers handing over 54 aircraft. October was a major milestone for the European manufacturer, as it handed over its 10,000th aircraft to Singapore Airlines, with that being the airline’s sixth A350-900. To date for this year, both companies […]

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

In the ninth month of 2016 Airbus and Boeing passed the milestone of 1,000 unit deliveries, with a total of 1,025 aircraft having been delivered by both companies between January and September. Overall Boeing handed over 10 more aircraft than its European counterpart last month. However Airbus is catching up in regards to narrow-body units.