Airbus delivered 79 commercial aircraft to 31 airlines and eight lessors in December 2015; Boeingdelivered50 commercial aircraft to 28 airlines and seven lessors.
For the entirety of 2015, Boeing delivered 735 commercial aircraft to 78 airlines, 13 lessor companies, and 13 unidentified customers. Airbus delivered 628 commercial aircraft to 69 airlines and 14 lessor companies.
Boeing logged orders for 219 commercial aircraft in December, approximately $22.1 billion in sales. Boeing’s biggest order for the month came from an as yet-officially unidentified customer (but very likely China Southern Airlines, according to a Dec. 17 statement from Boeing) for 50 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 30 737-800 aircraft, valued at $8.38 billion.
Airbus firmed orders for 59 commercial aircraftin December, worth $10.66 billion combined, from eight airlines and two undisclosed customers. A Dec. 23 order from AirAsia X for 11 A330-900s (converted from an initial order for 11 A330-300s) was Airbus’ biggest order financially for the month, worth $3.13 billion. The next largest was Turkish Airlines’ Dec. 1 order for 20 A321neos, valued at $2.49 billion.
But the biggest news was Airbus’ first firm order in 2015 for the A380; an order for three of the aircraft was logged by an undisclosed customer, valued at $1.28 billion.
For commercial aircraft (not including business jet/VIP orders, private customer orders and military/government aircraft orders) Boeing’s gross firm order total for 2015 was 857, valued at approximately $123 billion. However, accounting for 110 cancellations and changes registered over the year, Boeing’s net order total for 2015 came to 747 aircraft, valued at approximately $106.61 billion. Airbus’ gross firm order total in 2015 came to 1,131 commercial aircraft, valued at approximately $152.7 billion. Accounting for 103 cancellations and changes over the year, Airbus’ net order total for 2015 was 1,028 aircraft, valued at approximately $136 billion.
Boeing’sDecember commercial deliveriesincluded four 737-800s to Beijing-based Dragon Aviation Leasing and three aircraft each to Dutch lessor AerCap (two 787-9 Dreamliners and a 737-800), American Airlines (two 737-800s and a 787-8 Dreamliner) and Southwest Airlines (all 737-800s). Additional 787-8 Dreamliners were delivered to Avianca and Singapore-based Scoot. Additional 787-9 Dreamliners were delivered to Virgin Atlantic, which received two of the aircraft, and Air Canada and LATAM Airlines Group, both of which received one.
Airbus’ 79 commercial deliveries in Decemberincluded 10 aircraft to Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation (four A330-300s bound for AirAsiaX, four A321neos bound for Capital Airlines and two A320ceos bound for Tianjin Airlines); five aircraft each to lessor group CIT (two A321ceos bound for Air Canada rouge, an A330-300 bound for Fiji Airways, an A330-300 bound for Sri Lankan Airlines and an A350-900 bound for Vietnam Airlines) and Avianca owner Synergy Aerospace (three A320ceos and two A330-200s); four aircraft to LATAM Airlines Group (three A321ceos and an A350-900) and three aircraft each to Emirates (all A380s), lessor GECAS (two A320ceos bound for airberlin and an A320ceo bound for Qingdao Airlines), lessor Intrepid Aviation (three A330-300s), Saudi Gulf Airlines (all A320ceos) and China’s Spring Airlines (all A320ceos).
Boeing’s other firm order December customers includedDelta Air Lines, which ordered 20 737-900ERs, valued at approximately $2.04 billion and Turkish Airlines, which 10 737-8 MAX aircraft ordered, valued at $1.1 billion. Additionally, on Dec. 21, an unidentified customer ordered 33 737-800s, valued at $3.17 billion; and three other unidentified customers ordered a total of 31 737 MAX aircraft and 12 737-800 aircraft – nearly $4.7 billion in sales.
Airbus’ other firm orders in December came from South African Airways, which ordered five A330-300s, valued at $1.27 billion; IAG airlines British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, which all ordered five A320neos each, valued at $1.59 billion total; Chinese lessor CALC, which ordered two A320ceos, valued at $194 million; and Air New Zealand, which ordered a single A320ceo, valued at $93.9 million.