November Delivery Report – Boeing Take Control

In November, Boeing cranked up program Boeing 737 MAX to another level as they delivered 15 MAX aircraft to 10 different carriers.

November bulked up the list of carriers with a handful of new airlines receiving their first MAX. These airlines included China Southern (who received a total of three), Aerolineas Argentina (who received LV-GVD), Hainan Airlines (B-1390), Air China (who received two and opted for a C8 Y168 configuration), Shanghai Airlines (who received two) and LOT (who sent SP-LVA straight into service only two days after receiving it). LondonSpotter.co.uk was onboard that inaugural which you can check out here.

Onboard SP-LVA only two days after delivery

Other airlines to add to their MAX tally were Southwest, Westjet, Lion Air and FlyDubai.

Norwegian 737MAX on my recent trip to New York

In comparison, the A320NEO has had a lot more time to get into the flow of deliveries recently. They delivered a whopping 24 A320neo aircraft to 13 carriers but not a single A321neo. Indigo continued their dominant delivery rate with four, Air Asia took three, Sichuan, AZUL, EasyJet, Frontier and GoAir received two and Air China, Thai Air Asia, Lufthansa, Avianca and LATAM all took delivery of one. SAS also received one and londonspotter.co.uk was also onboard this. You can read the review in the upcoming weeks.

Sneak preview of our upcoming trip report on the NEO with James!

The Boeing program didn’t just stop with the MAX deliveries. Their current model in demand is, of course, the 787 Dreamliner. With a total of 670 unfilled orders, Boeing rattled through to check them off in November with 11 deliveries. Air France received two (F-HRBD and F-HRBE), Suparna received the only -8 variant which also happened to be their first dreamliner delivery and Hainan, Scoot, American, JAL, Ethiopian, Air China, ANZ and Norwegian added one to their growing fleets.

Air France pulling into stand last February.

The A350 had another solid month too. Malaysian Airlines made the headlines as they took delivery of 9M-MAB – their first A350 model which will be slowly phasing out their A380s. China Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines took delivery of two and Vietnam, Lufthansa, Qatar, LATAM, Air Mauritius and Delta received just one.

China Airlines receiving the 100th A350 a few months back. Copyright Airbus

The A380 had a relatively positive month compared to its recent few month’s performances. Airbus churned out three superjumbo aircraft and delivered them all to Emirates.

The A330 continued its production to the Asian market with China Southern receiving two and Thai Lion Air and Saudia receiving one. Other airlines outside the region to receive one included Aer Lingus and Avianca.

The B777, in comparison, delivered two to Emirates in time for the Dubai Airshow, one to EVA Air and one to Turkish Airlines.

 

That’s all from me this month with a round up of November’s deliveries. If I’ve missed out a delivery or some information is incorrect then please feel free to get in touch. See you next month!