Industry FIA 2018: All orders from day 2

  • Farnborough International Airshow

The second day is completed at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. Here is a quick overview of all orders announced today.

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The second day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (#FIA2018), one of the most important exhibitions for the aviation industry, has seen announcements of 643 aircraft in total.

The increasing need for aircraft to serve markets around the world still reflects in growth-orientated airlines that are eager to buy. While Boeing and Airbus noted over 170 orders each, Embraer announced orders and commitments for over 270 aircraft. Furthermore, smaller manufacturers like Sukhoi and UAC could also determine smaller purchase agreements.

To begin with Airbus, it is to say, that the European manufacturer was able to announce firm orders or commitments for a total of 172 aircraft. An undisclosed customer signed to buy eight Airbus A350-900s, while another unknown operator committed to buy 25 A321neos and 75 A320neo aircraft. During an official announcement, Peach Aviation then said, that it will convert its two A320neo aircraft into A321LR aircraft. This will make Peach Aviation to become the first A321LR operator in Asia. The aircraft will join Peach´s fleet in 2020.

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Thereafter, the Japan Coast Guard agreed on a deal to enjoy Airbus´ HCare Smart service for the operator´s fleet of H225 aircraft. Then, IAG low-cost airline LEVEL announced the order for two additional A330-200 aircraft for its operational base at Paris-Orly.

To round the day for Airbus a future Start-Up airline from the United States committed on buying 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The new airline is backed by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue. Neeleman said: “After years of U.S. airline consolidation, the conditions are improving for a new generation of U.S. airline to emerge, focused on passenger service and satisfaction [...] The A220 will enable us to serve thinner routes in comfort without compromising cost, especially on longer-range missions. With deliveries starting in 2021, we will have ample time to assemble a world-class management team and another winning business model.”

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Boeing was able to announce a total of 178 aircraft today. Firstly, Volga-Dnepr group ordered five Boeing 747-8 Freighters for Air Bridge Cargo. Moreover, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for 29 Boeing 777 Freighters for subsidiary airline CargoLogic Air.

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The U.S.-American manufacturer sealed a further deal with Air Lease Corporation. The leasing company firmed up an order for three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 20 Boeing B737 MAX 8s. A commitment for another 55 B737 MAX 8s was made as well.

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Aviation Capital Group then announced an order for 20 B737 MAX 8s, raising the lessor´s purchase list of MAX aircraft to 100. Vistara then confirmed a firm order for six Boeing 787-9s, with options to buy four more. Seacons Trading became the first operator to order a BBJ MAX 7 at the Airshow. Boeings last order from today was made by GECAS, which announced an agreement for 35 converted B737-800BCF cargo aircraft.


Embraer was without a doubt the winner of this day´s race for orders. A surprising total of 273 aircraft have been ordered by 7 customers.

Firstly, Mauritania Airlines confirmed a firm order for two E175s. Then, Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) signed a Letter of Intent for three firm E190s, with Wataniya Airways following by ordering 10 firm and 10 purchase rights for the E195-E2 aircraft. Customer Number Five was an undisclosed customer from Spain, that ordered 3 firm and 2 purchase rights for the E195-E2. Next up was Helvetic Airways. The Swiss carrier ordered 24 E190-E2s with 12 firm orders and 12 options. Brazilian carrier Azul then ordered 21 firm E195-E2s.

The biggest order for Embraer was made by U.S.-American regional airline Republic Airways. The carrier ordered a total of 200 Embraer E175 regional jets. 100 of the 200 are firm orders, while the remaining 100 are purchase options.

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Finally, Peruvian Airlines has stated, that it has signed an agreement of intent with Russia´s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to purchase 10 SSJ-100 Superjets and moreover to buy 10 MC-21 passenger jets. The documents were signed by Peruvian Airlines CEO Cesar Catano and GSS President Alexander Rubtsov.


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