In February’s Delivery Report we began a new feature: Delivery of the Month. In February, the award went to Airbus as they delivered a bigger, better version of the A350 to Qatar Airways. This time, however, the award goes to Boeing as they delivered a bigger and better version of the Boeing 787.
Delivery of the Month: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
The delivery of 9V-SCA to Singapore Airlines on March 26th was one that made history. Singapore are the first airline to receive this aircraft and will be flying it to Bangkok, Osaka and Kuala Lumpur. Reservations for this beautiful aircraft can be made here.
This delivery was a major success for Boeing and highlighted how the month would pan out for the US based manufacturer. Boeing had an amazing month in March as they delivered 16 787 models, seven 777s and 20 737MAX aircraft.
While this was the only -10 model to be delivered, Boeing also three 787s to Norwegian Air, two to both Xiamen and TUI, and one to El Al Israel, Virgin Atlantic, Air Europa, Saudia, ANA, British Airways and KLM. Another notable delivery was that of LOT‘s first ever B787-9 aircraft.
Boeing’s MAX project also boomed in March as they delivered three MAX aircraft to Air Canada, two to Westjet, American and Shanghai Airlines and one to Oman Air, Thai Lion Air, China Southern, TUI, Hainan, Southwest and Smartwings.
Notable MAX deliveries included the first 737MAX aircraft to Icelandair and one to SCAT. The delivery to SCAT was initially meant for Monarch Airlines but as they went bust, they had to give up the order.
At the 777 plant in Seattle, Boeing handed over the keys for seven aircraft. These included two to both United and Korean Air and one to both Qatar and Air India.
The most notable 777 delivery was to SWISS Airlines who received their 10th and final 777 on order.
Over at Airbus, the month wasn’t as successful. They continued to struggle with engine problems on the NEO and thus only delivered nine models and only handed over four A350s, five A330s and one A380.
The NEO delivers went to returning customers. Two were delivered to both Frontier and Air Asia and Vistara, Avianca, LATAM, Easyjet and Pegasus all received one.
The A350 project delivered four models with one each going to Delta, China Airlines, Thai and Vietnam Airlines.
Airbus did make one headline in March as they delivered the first A380 of 2018. The model went to Emirates who have the largest number of super-jumbos.
The Bombardier C-Series project delivered four CS300 models with two each going to SWISS and Korean.
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