Washington - In October 2017, Boeing recorded 64 orders and delivered 56 commercial aircraft. The cumulative total of the first ten months of the year amounted to 546 net orders and 610 deliveries.

The figures are higher than those obtained by Airbus over the same period.

The five among the 64 sales were additional 737 MAXs ordered by the Canadian company WestJet. The others are from unidentified buyers: 16 737 MAX (October 15), 2 777-300ER (October 19), 8 777-300ER (October 20), 30 737 MAX (October 20), 1 737 MAX BBJ (October 20th) and 2 777F (October 25th).

With 546 net orders and 610 deliveries at the end of October, Boeing is ahead of its rival Airbus on both charts.

In the first ten months of the year, Boeing recorded 612 orders, 128 more than the same period of the previous year. The total includes 450 aircraft in the 737 family, 5 747, 15 767, 55 777 and 87 787. After deducting cancellations and conversions, the year-to-date shows 546 net orders as of October 31.

In terms of deliveries, Boeing delivered;

37, 737 (including 4 MAX),
3 747-8 (one to UPS and two to the US Air Force),
a 767-300F (to FedEx),
2 777F (one to FedEx and one to Korean Air),
and thirteen 787, including the first of eight 787-9 of Qantas.

To date, this brings to 610 deliveries, seven aircraft less than in the same period of 2016. This total breaks down into 418 737, 11 747, 8 767, 60 777 and 113 787. So far, the main receivers have been Ryanair (45 aircraft), Southwest Airlines (43), American Airlines (29), Norwegian (25), Xiamen Airlines (22), BOC Aviation and China Eastern (20 each).

With 546 net orders and 610 deliveries at the end of October, Boeing is ahead of its rival Airbus on both charts. The European aircraft manufacturer records 288 net orders and 517 deliveries in the first ten months of the year.

As of October 31, Boeing's order book includes 5,651 aircraft still to be delivered, compared with Airbus' 6,645.