The Airbus figures for May were published this morning. Nothing from Boeing yet but they may be out later today ( Thursday seems to be their preferred day ).
A quiet month for A330 deliveries, with only 6. Possibly related to the paintshop accident ? Good to see 4 A380s delivered. No changes ( orders, conversions or cancellations ) to the orderbook.
Will update my tables when I have Boeing's numbers. Seems as though it will stay very quiet until Farnborough next month.
Boeing's figures now published, order for 2 x 777F added. No widebody cancellations or conversions. Boeing have not booked any orders for airline widebodies in calendar 2014. Will certainly change at Farnborough in July.
787 deliveries picking up but still behind the A330 and the 777 and well behind schedule for Boeing's published target of 110 for the year.
Only 5 747s delivered this year and no 767s at all.
Overall looking as though several of last year's widebody delivery records will not be broken.
I wonder what is going on with 767F Fedex order - they delivered those steadily last year but nothing this year and there is still 44 pcs to go ? Is this order postponed or canceled ? Peculiar since one would expect that Boeing wants to use the capacity and tooling before removing it completely.
Updated figures for deliveries and orderbook attached, based on end of month figures from Airbus and Boeing.
19 widebody deliveries from Boeing this month and just 10 from Airbus. A330 (60) still just ahead of the 777 (58) and the 787 (56) in the 'race' for most deliveries in the year. If the 787 doesn't 'win' this year it certainly will in 2015 and for many years thereafter.
Boeing booked massive orders from Emirates, Qatar and ANA whilst Airbus just records the Skymark A380-800 cancellation. As a result Boeing widebody orderbook stands at a record of 1551 well ahead of the Airbus total of 1158. Airbus needs those anticipated 300+ A330 orders to narrow the gap. For 2014 year to date, Boeing stand at 273 net widebody orders and Airbus at minus 27.
I see that Reuters, prompted by Boeing, has picked up on the big difference in widebody sales between Boeing and Airbus. I think it is more interesting that it is the updated versions of the best selling A330 and 777 that are dominating sales activity rather than the new generation A350 and 787.