Our January 2017 issue will be sent out towards
the end of the month and it will have Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2016 data.
Towards the end of 2016 it really did look as though new aircraft deliveries would be lower than in 2015 and
that the large commercial jet backlog at the end of the year would be lower than at the start of the year. This would have
been the first time that had happened in many years. Orders for new aircraft were running at a much lower level than in 2015
and the prospect of a larger year-end backlog seemed rather remote.
This is an industry that can spring huge surprises though. Delivery numbers rocketed in December and by the
end of that month the 2016 delivery total was a new industry record. In addition, a very large number of new aircraft and
engines were ordered in December and the large commercial jet aircraft backlog reached a new industry high at the end of the
year. The number of large civil jet engines also reached a new industry high. It really was an exciting finish to what had
looked like a rather dull year.
January issue will have all the new aircraft and engine figures. Some aircraft and engine programs finished the year with
new production and order book records. Others did not.
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