in Aerospace

Aircraft manufacturing slowdown continues with worst November

Posted 4 January 2021 · Add Comment

ADS reported that there were 27 global commercial aircraft orders in November 2020, the highest number for a single month since March 2020 but still the lowest on record for November and a 91% decrease on this period in 2019.



Above:
ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt.
Courtesy ADS


Global deliveries of commercial aircraft deliveries reached 71 in November, slightly down on the previous month but still a significant rise the record lows seen in Q2 and Q3 this year. The substantial drop compared to delivery numbers over the last decade means this is the worst November for deliveries on record, with 29.7% fewer aircraft delivered than in November 2019.

The total backlog of aircraft orders has now declined to 13,212 aircraft, a 6.2 per cent decline on the same time last year when there were more than 14,000 on the order books. However, the still strong overall backlog of remaining orders will constitute several years’ production work for manufacturers.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “The UK aviation and aerospace industries face a deepening crisis. The latest travel bans, fragile consumer confidence and little success so far in achieving resilient travel protocols, leaves airlines, airports and aerospace manufacturers uncertain about future demand and the route to recovery.

“Urgent action is now required to prevent longer term damage to these valuable industries and the wider economic activity they facilitate.”

 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

The space domain and UK security

In a recent interview with DSEI Senior Defence Advisor, Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) Gary Waterfall, Air Vice Marshal Harv Smyth, Head of the UK Space Directorate, highlights the vital role of the space domain for UK security.

Ramboll appoints former Brigadier to lead defence work

Engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll, has today announced the appointment of former Brigadier Jim Crawford as Head of Defence and Public Sector Procurement.

Loganair launches Teesside International service to Heathrow

Loganair today announced a new route between Teesside International Airport and London Heathrow.

Babcock showcasing digital innovation at Surface Warships

Babcock International will be showcasing innovation benefits for digitally enabled support solutions across various platforms at Surface Warships 2021 (19-21 January).

Element expands powder characterisation for additive manufacturing

Element Materials Technology (Element) has expanded its powder characterisation capabilities for additive manufacturing at its Antwerp, Belgium laboratory.

TT Electronics and Thales team to develop OT based cyber security

Provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, TT Electronics, today announced a collaboration agreement with Thales to enable future development of operational technology (OT) based cyber security

S&P SK1611110321
See us at
IDEX 2021 BT26221Security & Policing 2021 BT