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First half of 2019 delivers widebody record

Posted 29 July 2019 · Add Comment

Widebody aircraft deliveries reached a new record this half year with 200 delivered, helping the value to UK industry of 628 deliveries overall by the global aerospace industry remain strong at up to £14.5 billion.



Challenges in the global aerospace industry have seen deliveries fall behind the pace set in a record 2018, while orders also fell as the backlog of aircraft orders fell to 13,866.

Taking account of the headwinds facing the global aerospace industry for the remainder of 2019, ADS has revised down its forecast for 2019 aircraft deliveries by 300 to 1,489 aircraft.

Engines orders remain strong as the backlog increased in the first half of 2019 to 26,578, following a 50 per cent increase in single-aisle engines being chosen for single-aisle aircraft in the backlog.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “The Global aerospace industry continues to set new records, with 200 widebody deliveries during the first 6 months of 2019. This is positive news for UK industry, helping to push the value of global aircraft deliveries to the UK to £14.5 billion.

“The outlook for the second half of the year has been revised down to reflect some specific market conditions and wider concerns about international trade economic disruption.

“Aerospace is a UK success and a strong partnership between industry and Government will be essential to maximise the industrial opportunities from meeting the environmental challenges associated with the global growth in aviation demand.”

Paul Everitt also commented on the appointment last week of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. He said: “We welcome the appointment of the new Prime Minister and look forward to working with him and his Cabinet.
 
“The threat of a No Deal Brexit on October 31 is creating uncertainty for industry that is holding back growth and constraining investment.

“Businesses are looking to the Government to act quickly to find a pragmatic way forward on Brexit that puts jobs, investment and prosperity first. Our sectors have already spent hundreds of millions of pounds preparing for a potential No Deal Brexit, which remains the worst possible outcome for our economy.
 
“The successful industrial partnership between industry and Government is a vital part of the UK’s policy armoury and will help overcome the challenges of Brexit by supporting cutting edge innovation and productivity improvements. I hope the new administration will act to strengthen this partnership and help secure jobs and growth.”

 

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