Asia-Pacific deliveries see lacklustre August

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Airlines in the Asia-Pacific received 28 of the 70 commercial aircraft delivered in August 2019, with Boeing again delivering zero narrowbodies to the region amid the continued 737 Max grounding.

The month saw European carriers take 19 new aircraft and North American carriers take 15, according to Cirium fleets data.

Overall deliveries in the Asia-Pacific were less than half the 60 aircraft delivered in August 2018, and the second lowest month this year after January, when 28 new aircraft were delivered to the region.

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Deliveries by region through August 2019

All data from Cirium

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Asia-Pacific deliveries – August 2019

Among Asia-Pacific countries, China led with 10 deliveries, followed by Japan with three. India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam all saw two deliveries during the month.

Among airlines, China Southern Airlines led with four deliveries: two Airbus A320neos, one Boeing 777-300ER, and one 787-9. Otherwise deliveries were fairly evenly spread among airlines.

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Asia-Pacific deliveries by type – August 2019

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Major airframers Asia-Pacific deliveries through August 2019

Airbus led overall deliveries, with 12 jets delivered against Boeing’s 10. It delivered two A320ceos and five A320neos against no 737 deliveries for Boeing.

Boeing, however, had a strong month for widebody deliveries, delivering 10 aircraft – five 787-9s, four 787-10s, and the China Southern 777-300ER – against Airbus’s five aircraft – two A330neos and three A350-900s.

Turboprop maker ATR had a very strong month with five ATR 72-600 deliveries in the region. It delivered two examples to IndiGo, and one each to Golden Myanmar Airways, Malindo Air, and US-Bangla Airlines.

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Lessors involvement in Asia-Pacific deliveries – August 2019

Lessors were involved in 13 of the Asia-Pacific’s 28 deliveries in August.

Chorus Aviation was involved with three ATR 72-600 deliveries: the two IndiGo aircraft as well as Malindo. AerCap, Air Lease, and Avolon were involved with two deliveries each.

The region saw delivery of one new-build freighter during August, with China Air Cargo taking a single AVIC MA-600F.

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