AirAsia has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 100 A321neo aircraft. The contract was announced at the Farnborough Airshow by AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes and Airbus president Fabrice Brégier. The contract marks the first order placed by AirAsia for the largest model in the best-selling A320 Family.
Boeing and EgyptAir announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal is valued at $864 million at current list prices, with eight of the airplanes to be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcement coincides with 50 years of partnership between Boeing and the airline that began with an order for a 707 in 1966.
By the close of the exhibition, air show organisers, Farnborough International, have confirmed the total sum of orders and commitments at the Farnborough International Airshow has reached US$201 billion, beating all previous records set for the show. The figure represents an extremely positive note for the global aerospace industry.
Today, at Farnborough International Airshow, Air Mauritius announced its decision to replace its existing fleet of A340-300s with six new generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This major decision is Step 5 of the 7-Step Recovery and Sustainability plan to re-fleet the national carrier.
AerCap, the industry leading lessor headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has firmed up an order for 50 additional A320neo Family aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. The contract, AerCap’s first major aircraft order following the acquisition of ILFC earlier this year, was signed by Philip Scruggs, AerCap president and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president.
Following a decision by the board of directors of the Group, Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, two new members of its Widebody Family, which will incorporate latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14 per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market.
As the Red Arrows flew past to open the show, the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a confident start with prime minister, David Cameron, making a significant announcement and orders and commitments totalling approximately US$41.9 billion – over three times that announced on the first day of 2012. In what can only be described as the event’s biggest in a number of years, the prospects for the rest of the week are looking extremely positive
Boeing and Monarch Airlines today announced that the two companies are finalising terms and working towards a Purchase Agreement for 30 737 MAX 8s, marking the start of a fleet transition for Monarch to Boeing single-aisle airplanes. The order, valued at $3.1 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website complete.
Boeing and the Europe-based TUI Travel have signed a five-year agreement to provide 787 Dreamliner flight, maintenance and cabin safety training. Boeing also announced at the Farnborough International Airshow it will place a second 787 full-flight simulator at its European training headquarters at London Gatwick to support the training requirements of the TUI Group and European 787 customers.
Boeing has confirmed a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, to purchase 75 737 MAX 8s and 25 Next-Generation 737-800s. Revealing the details at the Farnborough International Airshow, the manufacturer said commitment builds on the momentum for the 737 MAX.
Newly appointed Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Ray Conner has laid out his goals during the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. Addressing an industry audience he said the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs.