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Ferry Flights and Aircraft Delivery Solutions

The highest level of commercial aircraft orders since 2015

The robust order book for commercial aircraft seen throughout 2022 has continued into the third quarter. The 3 months saw 670 global aircraft orders, which is a 43% increase year-to-date and the highest Q3 total since 2015. A very positive sign that the long-term recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is proceeding quickly, and the third quarter of 2018 saw the best Q3 for aircraft orders since 2015.

Airbus and Boeing to deliver more than 1000 aircraft in 2022 and more to come in 2023

Further evidence that aircraft manufacturers are coping with the recent production rate ramp ups and the potential for aircraft deliveries to reach 1,000 for the first time since 2019. Boeing is increasing its B787 and B737-MAX delivery rates. With most markets seeing a return of B737-MAX deliveries (with the notable exception of China), Boeing has been gradually increasing 737 MAX production rates. B787 deliveries have also recently resumed by the US manufacturer, with three going to clients in August 2022 and seven in September 2022. Around 120 B787s are currently in stock and ready to be delivered to customers, though each aircraft must first pass a thorough inspection to address any production-related issues before delivery is authorised.

According to Airbus, net orders for 9 months of 2022 totalled 647 aircraft, a significant increase from the 133 ordered during the same period in 2017. At the end of the first nine months of 2022, there were 7,294 production backlog items. By the end of September, 437 aircraft had been delivered, up from 424 in September 2021. There were 340 A320-family deliveries, which highlights how important the single-aisle segment is to Airbus. These were followed by 42 A350s, 34 A220s, and 21 A330s. Due to 13 more aircraft, a good product mix, and the strengthening of the US dollar, commercial aircraft activities' revenues increased by 8% year over year.

Aircraft delivery delays

Nevertheless, the industry continues to face difficulties due to the unstable global operating environment, which is exacerbated by ongoing supply chain problems and rising energy and raw material costs. Demand for air travel isn't going away, but Airbus and Boeing are having trouble delivering planes on time, which is preventing airlines from expanding and keeping prices high. During the recent travel boom, airlines that had earlier parked planes and reduced flights when travel demand collapsed are having difficulty growing.

Airlines and aerospace firms have cut staff and are now working to hire and train replacements. The issues are making cheap flights even more difficult to find, along with a shortage of qualified pilots. Boeing and Airbus have claimed that the companies have been unable to ramp up production to meet the recovery in air travel due to issues with the supply chain and a labour shortage.

With two months left, the two major OEMs should deliver somewhere above 1100 aircraft in 2022 based on production plans, stated targets, and historical delivery patterns, bringing global deliveries back to where they were in 2012.

Provision of Pilots for Ferry Flights and Aircraft Delivery Services from Brookfield Aviation

Brookfield Aviation is able to support airlines in moving all types and sizes of aircraft worldwide with our Ferry Flight and Aircraft Delivery Services. With 30 years of experience in the industry and an extensive database of experienced, qualified and current EASA/FAA/ICAO pilots, our expertise, allows us to provide flight crew. We will work with you to devise a plan to deliver your aircraft on time and within budget.

Does your airline require flight crew to ferry any of your aircraft? If so, please contact Quan Nguyen at to get a quotation.


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