Airbus, Boeing Have 120 Passenger Jets Yet to be Delivered 60 Days After First Flight Written 6 August 2020


A Boeing 737 (United) and an Airbus A320 (Virgin) | Bill Larkins/Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

FlightGlobal reports that Airbus and The Boeing Company “have collectively accumulated a backlog of more than 120 passenger jets that had their first flights more than 60 days ago but are yet to be delivered to customers.” Cirium fleets data “show in 2019, an average of 60 days elapsed between the first flight of an Airbus twin-aisle aircraft and delivery, while the figure was only 24 days for Boeing widebodies. For narrowbodies Airbus registered an average of 17 days last year while Boeing achieved 26 days, prior to the suspension of the Max programme.” For this year, the Airbus A320neo-family “is the type with the most examples to have slipped beyond the 60-day threshold, with more than 50, although by contrast more than 400 Max aircraft have flown but are yet to be delivered, pending recertification.”
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