Our January 2017 issue has Fourth Quarter and
Year-end 2016 data.
the end of last year it really did look as though there would be fewer aircraft deliveries 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. The number of
large civil jet engines on firm order also reached a new industry high. It really was an exciting finish to what had looked
like a rather dull year.
January issue has all the new aircraft and engine figures. Some aircraft and engine programs finished the year with production
and order book records. Others did not.
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