Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce reiterated that the Boeing 787 will form the backbone of the carrier's future international fleet, noting the carrier will look to expand its international network, possibly including direct services to Beijing and India (ausbt.com.au, 31-Mar-2013). Mr Joyce said the 787-9, for which the carrier has 50 options, would “open up a range of routes.” He added: “We’re talking about opportunities for us to re-enter Beijing, India and (add) more frequencies to Singapore and Hong Kong... and we’re working through the numbers on those.” He also said: "We're continuing to talk to Emirates about opportunities in continental Europe, and Berlin is one of them. As this partnership is bedded down we'll be looking at opportunities for both airlines to expand their networks." Mr Joyce however said: “We’re not at the moment firming up the options. We have a bit of time before we have to make that decision and commit to the aircraft". Jetstar has 14 787-8s on order, with the first delivery expected in 2H2013.
Qantas Group considering Beijing, India, Hong Kong and Berlin as potential 787-9 destinations
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Global commercial aircraft deliveries fell in 2016 as Boeing again outsold Airbus; 2017 to be a peak
The global commercial aircraft fleet grew by 4% in 2016 and the year ended with an order backlog of more than nine years of production. Among the regions, North America still has the biggest and oldest fleet, but the lowest ratio of orders to aircraft in service. By contrast, Middle East has the fewest in service, but the highest ratio of orders to current fleet numbers.
This report gives an overview of the number of commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 and the outlook into 2017 and beyond. It also looks at numbers in service and on order by region. It is based on preliminary numbers from the CAPA Fleet Database and guidance on 2016 deliveries from Airbus and Boeing, who have yet to announce final numbers.
The data indicate that total worldwide deliveries fell in 2016, the first such decline for six years, as a result of delays to new aircraft programmes. Boeing delivered more aircraft than Airbus for the fifth straight year, but its deliveries fell short of its 2015 level, while Airbus increased its numbers year-on-year. Total deliveries will likely rise again in 2017, but this may prove to be a peak year.