Airbus and Boeing hit by plane cancellations

Airlines have cancelled a total of 32 orders for planes so far this year, according to data from the world’s two major plane makers.  Boeing said it had 25 orders for its 787 Dreamliner cancelled by airlines without naming who they were.  Airbus has had 7 A350 orders cancelled by Etihad Airways. The cancellations reflect the difficult travel market and weak global economy.   For Boeing, the 25 Dreamliner cancellations compare with 19 orders so far this year, meaning the plane maker is in negative territory for its flagship plane. Based on list prices, it would cost the airline about $193.5m (£119m).  Boeing’s order book stood at 415 on 1 May, against 95 for Airbus on 30 April.



 

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7 May 2012  (BBC)

Airlines have cancelled a total of 32 orders for planes so far this year, according to data from the world’s two major plane makers.

US giant Boeing said it had 25 orders of its flagship plane, the 787 Dreamliner, cancelled by airlines without naming who they were.

European rival Airbus has had seven A350 orders cancelled by Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline.

The cancellations reflect the difficult travel market and weak global economy.

The numbers emerged in both firms’ end-of-month order figures.

For Boeing, the 25 Dreamliner cancellations compare with 19 orders so far this year, meaning the plane maker is in negative territory for its flagship plane.

Based on list prices, it would cost the airline about $193.5m (£119m).

But in terms of total orders for all planes this year, Boeing retained a large lead over Airbus.

Boeing’s order book stood at 415 on 1 May, against 95 for Airbus on 30 April.

It is Etihad’s second cancellation in four months and takes its order of 25 A350-1000 planes, made in November last year, down to 12.

The seven aircraft are worth $2.3bn at listed prices.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17984492

 


 

Wikipedia page showing all A380 orders and deliveries at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A380_orders_and_deliveries

Customer EIS firm orders options deliveries EA RR
Air Austral 2014 2 *
Air France[3] 2009 12 2 7 *
Asiana Airlines[4] 2014 6 *
British Airways[5] 2013 12 7 *
China Southern Airlines[6] 2011 5 3 *
Emirates[7] 2008 90 22 *
Etihad Airways[8] 2014 10 5 *
Hong Kong Airlines 2015 10 TBA
Kingdom Holding Company 2012 1 *
Kingfisher Airlines 2016 5 5 TBA
Korean Air[9] 2011 10 5 *
Lufthansa[10] 2010 17 3 8 *
Malaysia Airlines[11] 2012 6 *
Qantas[12] 2008 20 4 12 *
Qatar Airways[13][14] 2013 10 3 *
Singapore Airlines[15] 2007 19 6 17 *
Skymark Airlines[16] 2014 6 *
Thai Airways International[17] 2012 6 *
Virgin Atlantic[18] 2015 6 6 *
Totals 253[1][2] 41 74 124 98

 

EIS = Entry into service

 

EA is Engine Alliance, and RR is Rolls Royce engines.


 

Wikipedia list of Dreamliner orders and deliveries at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_787_orders_and_deliveries

 

Customer 787-8 787-9 Total Orders GE RR Deliveries
Aeroflot 22 22
Aeroméxico 2 2 *
Air Astana 3 3 *
Air Berlin 15 15
Air Canada 37 37 *
Air China 15 15 *
Air Europa 8 8 *
Air France-KLM 25 25
Air India 27 27 *
Air New Zealand 10 10 *
Air Niugini 1 1 *
ALAFCO 8 8 *
ALC 12 12
All Nippon Airways 40 15 55 * 7
Arik Air 7 7 *
Avianca 12 12 *
Aviation Capital Group 5 5
Azerbaijan Airlines 2 2 *
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 4 4
British Airways 8 16 24 *
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s) 2 3 5 2
China Southern Airlines 10 10 *
CIT Leasing Corporation 10 10 2
Delta Air Lines 18 18 *
Ethiopian Airlines 10 10 *
Etihad Airways 41 41 *
Gulf Air 16 16
Hainan Airlines 10 10 *
Icelandair 1 1 *
ILFC 33 41 74 9 8
Japan Airlines 25 20 45 * 4
Jet Airways 10 10
Kenya Airways 9 9 *
Korean Air 10 10 *
LAN Airlines 22 4 26 *
LCAL 5 5 *
LOT Polish Airlines 8 8 *
Nakash 2 2 *
Norwegian Air Shuttle 3 3 *
Oman Air 6 6
PrivatAir 2 2
Qantas 15 35 50 *
Qatar Airways 30 30 *
Republic of Iraq 10 10
Royal Air Maroc 4 4 *
Royal Jordanian 7 7 *
Saudi Arabian Airlines 8 8
Singapore Airlines 20 20
Transaero Airlines 4 4 *
Travel Service 1 1
TUI Travel PLC 13 13 *
Unidentified Customer(s) 3 13 16
United Airlines 36 14 50 25
Uzbekistan Airways 2 2 *
Vietnam Airlines 8 8
Virgin Atlantic Airways 16 16 *
Total 519 335 854 362 223 11

 

 

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