Boeing logged firm orders for a total of 160 commercial aircraft in June, following orders from Qatar Airways, SMBC Aviation Capital, AerCap Holdings and at least five unidentified customers. Rival manufacturer Airbus booked firm orders from seven customers for 134 commercial aircraft. As of June 30, Airbus has logged 379 gross commercial aircraftordersyear-to-date, compared to Boeing’s 322.
Boeing’s largest order for the month came from Dutch lessor AerCap on June 12. Subsequently announced at the Paris Air Show, AerCap's order for 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft is valued at approximately $10.7 billion at 2014 average list prices (note: Boeing increased its overall aircraft prices 2.9% on July 1). Qatar Airways also made a major commitment at the Paris Air Show, placing a firm order for 10 777 8X passenger aircraft and four 777F cargo aircraft, valued at approximately $4.8 billion at 2014 average list prices. Irish lessor SMBC Aviation Capital added 10 more 737 MAX 8s to the company’s current standing order of 80 aircraft of the same model, a transaction worth approximately $1.07 billion at 2014 average list prices. Earlier in the month, on June 3rd, an unidentified customer ordered 17 737-800s, valued at approximately $1.58 billion at 2014 average list prices. Boeing closed out the month with a June 30 firm order from an unidentified customer for four 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $1.03 billion at 2014 average list prices.
Dubai-based lessor International Airfinance Corp. was Airbus’ biggest customer for the month, ordering 30 A320ceos and 20 A330-300s at the Paris Air Show on June 15. The aircraft are intended for lease to Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines), which will become the launch customer for Airbus’ regional A330-300 model; the order is valued at approximately $7.98 billion at current average list prices. Additionally, US-Irish lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) ordered 60 A320-family aircraft during the Paris Air Show—45 A320neo models and 15 A321neos—at a total value of approximately $6.65 billion at current average list prices. A pair of Asia-Pacific carriers also made significant commitments with Airbus during the month: Indonesia-based Lion Air ordered nine A320neos (valued at approximately $956 million) and VietJet Air ordered six A321ceos (valued at approximately $661 million).
Boeing posted an additional order in June from an unidentified private/VIP customer for a 787-8 Dreamliner; Airbus logged an additional order for an A330-200 from its Airbus Defense and Space business unit for use as a Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the French military.
Boeing delivered 69 commercial aircraft to 39 customers in June, contrasted with Airbus’ delivery of 61 commercial aircraft to 38 customers. As of June 30, Boeing has delivered 369 commercial aircraft year-to-date; Airbus has delivered 301 commercial aircraft year-to-date.
Boeing’s June deliveries included five aircraft each to China Eastern Airlines (three 737-800s, a 737-700 and a 777-300ER) and Ryanair (five 737-800s); four aircraft to Air China (three 737-800s and a 747-8); and three to Lion Air (two 737-800s and a 737-900ER). Two 787-9 Dreamliners were delivered to Etihad Airways; Japan Airlines also took delivery of two Dreamliners (a 787-8 and a 787-9). 787-8 Dreamliners (one to each customer) were delivered to Air India and Xiamen Airlines, while additional 787-9 Dreamliners (one to each customer) were delivered to AerCap, All Nippon Airways, Scoot and Virgin Atlantic.
Airbus’ June deliveries included five aircraft to China Eastern Airlines (two A321ceos, an A330-200, an A330-300, and an A319ceo). Three aircraft each were delivered to Aegean Airlines (all A320ceos); American Airlines (two A321ceos and an A319ceo); China Southern Airlines (two A320ceos and an A330-300); Qatar Airways (an A380, an A350-900 XWB, and an A320ceo intended for Qatar’s new domestic carrier subsidiary Al Maha Airways); Turkish Airlines (two A330-300s and an A321ceo); US Airways (three A321ceos); and Wizz Air (three A320ceos). Additionally, an A350-900 XWB was delivered to lessor AerCap (intended for Vietnam Airlines) and an A380 (one to each customer) was delivered to Asiana Airlines and Emirates.