April 2013 - the latest issue.
This issue has First Quarter figures for
large commercial jet aircraft and related engines. The aircraft backlog at the end of March stood at 10,017 which is yet another
record. The single-aisle backlog stood at 7,638 aircraft and March had the ninth consecutive new single-aisle backlog record.
Unfortunately for widebodies, despite having 27 more aircraft on backlog than at the start of the year, the current backlog
of 2,379 aircraft is a long way off a new record.
What is interesting about the First Quarter is that in terms
of aircraft orders it was the best First Quarter in five years. In terms of engine orders, the intake was 900 fewer than in
Q1 of 2012 and it was also the lowest quarterly order intake of the last two years. As the figures in this issue show, what
happened was that a large proportion of the aircraft ordered in Q1 did not have an engine selection. As a result, by the end
of March the number of engines on firm order (17,886 - there is a complete breakdown in the issue) was slightly lower than
the figure at the start of the year.
However, the Total Engine Requirement, which is the total number of engines
required for every large commercial jet on firm order, now stands at nearly 20,500 which is the highest it has ever been.
There were 1,280 firm ordered aircraft without engine selections at the end of March and these aircraft will need exactly
2,598 large civil jet engines.
The production and delivery figures in this issue show that there were more new
aircraft deliveries (and engine installs) in the First Quarter than in any previous First Quarter and it was also a record
First Quarter in terms of single-aisle aircraft deliveries.
This is a great issue to start a subscription with
- our tables and charts show the quarterly progression of the large commercial jet backlog as well as the order intake and
deliveries, so you can easily see what has changed since the start of the year and what has changed going back each quarter
to the start of last year.
Click on the link below to download the cover and contents page of the April issue.
It is a 100-page issue.
Click here to download the cover and contents page of the April issue.