With Day four of the Farnborough Air show drawing to a close, and the commercial side of the show coming to an end, it’s time to see who ordered big on the last day of the 2018 show.
Boeing has been booking in some interesting orders towards the end of the show.
Hawaiian Airlines have firmed up their Boeing 787-9 order (and almost killing the A330-800 at the same time), with firm order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners and options for another 10 787s.
Novus Aviation Capital, announced its first direct agreement with Boeing for up to four 777-300ERs
Secret Squirrel Airways or “an Unidentified customer” who is committed for a follow-on order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft.
In addition two Secret Squirrel Airways or “Unidentified customers” have signed up for a total of 15 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. One customer is a new customer, another is a repeat customer.
And finally.. British Airways snuck in at the last minute release in with the airline taking on three more Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on an operational lease.
Vietjet of Vietnam seem to be hungry for more planes after yesterdays order at Boeing, with an MoU for 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Air Asia X and Airbus finally agreed an extra 34 Airbus A330-900 (A330neo) aircraft pushing their order to a nice round 100 (and reconfirming its order for 66 aircraft).
Secret Squirrel Airways continues to order more aircraft with an unidentified customer signing a MoU for 10 A320neo aircraft.
In non-airshow news, The Airbus BelugaXL also saw its first flight today. We’ll cover that in detail in another article.
And finally HiFly brought their first “wet-lease” Airbus A380 (ex Singapore Airlines) to the Farnborough Air Show, painted supporting the Mirpuri Foundation campaign “Save the Coral Reefs”
No last minute orders for any of the above….
And that’s it for the commercial side of Farnborough 2018. Tomorrow, we’ll take a dive into Secret Squirrel Airways – and why it matters (and why they’re probably various Chinese Airlines).
For now, it’s only a 332 days till the Paris Air Show 2019…
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