Chicago -In January 2018, Boeing recorded 28 orders, but 17 cancellations bringing the number of net orders to 11 and delivered 44 aircraft to its customers.
Nearly a third of last month's sales involved the P-8 Poseidon, a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warplane derived from the 737. (Seven to the US Navy and three to Great Britain's Royal Navy Forces.)
At the same time, the manufacturer recorded 17 cancellations, bringing the number of net orders to 11 devices, including ten 737NG and one 737 MAX.
Last month's 44 deliveries were 31, 737, one 747, one 767, three 777 and eight 787.
The main beneficiaries of these deliveries by region are respectively as below:
Southwest Airlines (three 737-800), United Airlines (two 787-9), Air Canada (two 737 MAX 8 and one 787-9), UPS (one 747-8F), FedEx (one 767).
Aeromexico (one 787-9), Copa Airlines (one 737-800)
Xiamen Airlines (three 737-800), Air India (two 777-300ER), Qantas (one 787-9).
Ryanair (six 737-800), Jet2.com (two 737-800), Virgin Atlantic (one 787-9), Norwegian (one 737 MAX 8), TUI fly (one 737 MAX 8), Air France-KLM (one 787-9), Swiss International Air Lines (one 777-300ER).
We also note the delivery of a 737 BBJ to an unidentified VIP customer as usual.
The 17 order cancellations are not detailed by the manufacturer.
As of January 31, 2018, Boeing's order book consisted of 5,831 aircraft still to be delivered. The orders are mainly for 737 series. (74,648 units including 4,227 MAX), but also 747-8F (11 units), 767 (97 units, all in cargo or tanker versions), 777 (425 units including 326, 777X) and 787 (650 units including 171, 787-10, 411, 787-9 and 68, 787-8).
Airbus, meanwhile, announced 20 orders and 27 deliveries for January 2018. However, the European aircraft manufacturer has registered five cancellations only, so it is ahead of Boeing in net orders 15 to 11.