Commercial aircraft deliveries increased 28% year-on-year, IBA Insights show

Aviation market intelligence and consultancy company IBA has published its monthly Aviation Industry Barometer for August 2022, showing that commercial aircraft deliveries increased by 28% between August 2021 and August 2022. This was boosted by Boeing resuming deliveries of the 787 following production issues.

Intelligence from IBA Insight reveals that the recovery in monthly global passenger flights was stable in August 2022, with flight capacity at 83% relative to pre-pandemic levels.

IBA’s Aviation Industry Barometer for August 2022 also indicates that:

  • There were approximately 2.64 million commercial passenger flights in August 2022, the same level seen in July 2022, and 28% more than the 2.06 million flights which were recorded in August 2021.
  • There were 78 commercial aircraft deliveries in August 2022, representing a month-on-month decrease of 6% compared to July 2022, and a year-on-year gain of 28% compared to August 2021.
  • After more than a year’s pause due to production issues, Boeing resumed deliveries of the 787, with four deliveries in August to a mixture of operators.
  • Freighter deliveries remained exclusive to Boeing, with five aircraft delivered in August – three 777Fs and two 767-300Fs, the majority of which were to Federal Express.
  • Asia Pacific flight capacity continues to lag behind, although the region is starting to show signs of recovery with +56% year-on-year growth as restrictions relax further.
  • Latin America is leading the global recovery, with flight capacity at 100% or more of pre-pandemic levels since May this year, while global capacity remained at 83% in August.
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