Industry FIA 2018: All orders from day 4

  • Farnborough International Airshow

The fourth day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 has been completed. Here is a quick overview of all orders announced yesterday.

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Day 4 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 has seen announcements for altogether 236 new aircraft. While Airbus was able to get in 94 new aircraft for its backlog, Boeing sealed deals for 142 aircraft.

Airbus started off with an undisclosed customer, that ordered 10 A320neo aircraft. Then, Vietjet announced, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of 50 additional A321neo aircraft. The Vietnamese carrier has now 129 Airbus aircraft on order (123 A321neo and six A321ceo). Vietjet already operates a 59 aircraft strong all-Airbus fleet.

Vietjet A321neo © Airbus

The most valuable order for the European manufacturer today was made by AirAsia X. The long-haul low-cost carrier announced the firm order for 34 additional Airbus A330-900neos. Accumulated, the deal is worth over $10 billion, according to current list prices and brings AirAsia X´s A330neo order to 100 airframes. Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce this important agreement with AirAsia X. This is the strongest possible endorsement for the unbeatable operating economics, performance and cost-effectiveness that the A330neo brings to the market in its size category."

AirAsia X A330neo order © Airbus

Summarized, Airbus won orders for 431 commercial aircraft during the FIA2018. 93 firm orders and 338 Memorandum of Understandings were made. “Our year to date and our end of show commitments confirm the strong market appetite for all our leading aircraft product families, from our newest member, the 100-150-seater A220, complemented by our A320 Family up to 240 seats, seamlessly connected to our widebody family with the all-new A330neo and A350 XWB which span from 250-370 seats. At the top end, our A380 is now opening new opportunities for the second-hand market,” Schulz said.

Boeing today announced orders for 142 aircraft. The first and biggest order was done by an undisclosed customer for 100 B737 MAX aircraft. The commitment carries a value of $11.7 billion. Then, Hawaiian Airlines finalized and announced the order for up to 20 B787 Dreamliners.

Hawaiian 787 © Boeing

After the Hawaiian order, two unidentified customers chose to buy a total of 15 B787 Dreamliners. Dubai-based aircraft lessor Novus then announced a commitment for up to for B777-300ERs. "It is an honour to have Novus join the Boeing family with this commitment," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company. The final order for Boeing at the Farnborough International Airshow was committed by British Airways, which signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three B777-300ER aircraft.

British Airways B777-300ER © British Airways

Summarized, Boeing won 528 new orders and commitments. 145 previously unidentified orders in the backlog were announced. Furthermore, 88 freighters and conversions have been ordered. Together, 21 customers ordered aircraft worth $98.4 billion at list prices.


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