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July 21, 2024
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MAX deliveries have seen a few disruptions. Using data from ch-Aviation, we developed the following model to attempt to track how Boeing’s MAX deliveries have been going.  We created an average day metric between the first flight and delivery. We are only showing active aircraft. We left out the CIS region.

We split the market into regions, and here is what we found.  As the charts show, significant customers seem to receive their deliveries more quickly.

Africa

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Central America

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Caribbean

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East Asia

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Europe

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Latin America

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Middle East

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North America

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Oceania

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South Asia

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South East Asia

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Summary

  • Despite delivery interruptions, Boeing moved aircraft quickly when deliveries were permitted.
  • The average period between first flight and delivery is 268 days.
  • India (particularly Akasa) was a big beneficiary of aircraft originally ordered by Chinese customers.
  • While Latin America (specifically GOL in Brazil) was first to receive deliveries after the grounding, Central American customers (COPA) received the quickest deliveries.
  • Considering all deliveries came from one FAL, it is impressive how quickly they recovered. For example, in 2020, the days between the first flight and delivery were 549. In 2021, it dropped to 161, and in 2022 to 69.
  • Boeing’s decision to continue assembling aircraft through the grounding proved to be the correct choice. While stored inventory was expensive, that same inventory was moved rapidly as opportunities emerged, the Indian market being the prime example.
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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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