Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 972 times:
Neither manufacturer has published their year-end numbers yet, so the answer is no, no one has them. It is difficult to publish the net orders, as Airbus does not publically announce their cancellations. However, as you mentioned, Marc Schaefer has an excellent website that covers most of this information.
At the end of November, the gross order tally stood as follows:
The year-end totals should look fairly similar.
It was actually only 1 for 1. Indeed, the order wasn't even cancelled, it was converted from Sabena to ILFC. However, on the books, it was necessary to show it as 1 cancellation plus 1 new order.
It is interesting to note that in the past three years, the manufacturer who has had the higher order total is also the one who has introduced a new model. In 1999, Airbus rode the launch sales of the A318 (120) to best Boeing by approximately 80 total orders before cancellations. In 2000, the 777LR (49 orders) program allowed Boeing to regain the lead and beat Airbus by nearly 100 orders (again, minus cancellations). Now in 2001, the A380, capturing 70 launch orders (85 w/ Lufthansa) has Airbus out in from by about 50, if December follows the rest of the year. It is also interesting to see that in the following years, the new programs have done little for their respective manufacturers. The 777LR program failed to garner a single order in 2001, while the A318 only scored 16 orders (after American cancelled TWA's order) in 2000 and none in '01.