Well Day 4 of Farnborough has wound up with a bunch of big orders. Lets see who’s flashed the cash today…
- United Airlines have signed for 50 Boeing 737-900ER’s and 100 Boeing 737-MAX 9’s, taking the 737 order book to over 10,000 units. See http://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2012/07/12/united-to-order-150-boeing-737s/ for more on this news
- Bombardier and Air Asia are to commence talks over the Bombardier C-300 (C-Series) aircraft, and possible orders of up to 100 units.
- Speaking of Air Asia, they are also in negotiations with Airbus over A320 series aircraft – an order between 50 and 100
- UTair of Russia has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft, to support the UTair’s leisure and charter traffic. Expect to be crammed in these craft as they’ll be single class birds with 220 seats.
- Irish lessor Avolon has continued its spending spree, and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 15 Airbus A320neos
- Synergy Aerospace has signed a firm order for nine Airbus A330’s, including six A330-200 passenger and three A330-200 freighter aircraft.
- Jazz Aviation (who you normally see fly as Air Canada Jazz) has converted six of its purchasing options with Bombardier for six firm Bombardier Dash8-Q400 NextGen turboprops. Unsurprisingly, Jazz will operate the aircraft under the Air Canada Express banner.
- Middle East Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for five A320neos and five A321neos plus eight options
That’s it for today. If I get time tomorrow, I’ll be looking back at the orders, the trends and what we’ve learned this year at Farnborough… and dread the thought – a few more orders along the way (although it will be Friday… and not a lot happens).