At ch-aviation, we continually track new aircraft deliveries from the largest aircraft manufacturers: Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, De Havilland, Embraer, and Irkut.
After a massive delivery rush in March, where 111 aircraft were handed over to their new owners, worldwide aircraft deliveries fell back to 71 in April and 73 in May. Still, if we compare this to May 2020, we see a significant increase in aircraft deliveries by a stunning 284%. Compared to Pre-Covid 2019 levels for the same period, aircraft deliveries are down by 45%.
With only 15 and 16 aircraft deliveries, Boeing has halved its output in April and May compared to March. Compared to May 2020 though, when only three new aircraft were delivered, that’s still a massive improvement.
Out of 16 aircraft, three were delivered to Southwest Airlines, Icelandair, FedEx Express, and two to Fiji Airways. One aircraft each was delivered to Aeroméxico, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Flair Airlines, UPS Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways.
If we look at the Airbus delivery numbers for 2021 so far, we see a stable trend of growing delivery numbers with a first peak in March this year with a massive 72 aircraft delivered. Almost Pre-Covid levels. In April and May, Airbus still managed to deliver 48 respectively 51 aircraft.
Out of 51 aircraft, five were delivered to China Eastern Airlines, four to Delta Air Lines, three to Aeroflot and flynas, while two aircraft were delivered to each of the following airlines: Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Scoot and Turkish Airlines. One aircraft was delivered to Wizz Air, Air Busan, Air China, Air Macau, AirBlue, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, China Southern Airlines, Colorful Guizhou Airlines, Ejército del Aire, Emirates, Frontier Airlines, IndiGo Airlines, Juneyao Air, Qingdao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, SKY Airline (Chile), SKY Express (Greece), Spirit Airlines, Swiss, VietJetAir, Vistara, Viva and Wizz Air UK.
Here is the overview of the aircraft deliveries for the other manufacturers that we do track: