Farnborough orders rush starts to run out of steam

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 17, 2014

The massive momentum of commercial orders built up in the first two days of the Farnborough Airshow has begun to wind down, with just a comparative trickle of orders announced on day three.

Airbus A350

  • Air Mauritius has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy four Airbus A350-900s. The airline says the aircraft will be seen on Australian routes.
Air Mauritius will operate its Airbus A350-900s on routes that include Australia. (Airbus)
Air Mauritius will operate its Airbus A350-900s on routes that include Australia. (Airbus)

ATR

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  • Myanma Airways has signed a deal for six ATR 72-600s and has taken options on an additional six ATR 72-600s.
  • Lessor Air lease Corporation (ALC) has ordered seven ATR 72-600s.

Boeing 737

  • China’s Hainan Airlines and Boeing have announced they are currently finalising terms for a purchase agreement for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s
  • Algeria’s Air Algerie has ordered two Boeing 737-700Cs (Convertible).

 

Air Algerie has ordered two Boeing 737-700C convertibles. (Boeing)
Air Algerie has ordered two Boeing 737-700C convertibles. (Boeing)

Boeing 777

  • Qatar Airways has finalised a commitment it made at last year’s Dubai Airshow for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, and has taken purchase rights on an additional 50 Boeing 777-9Xs.
  • Qatar Airways has announced an intention to buy four Boeing 777F Freighters and to take options on four additional Boeing 777Fs.
Qatar has finalised its order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, and has also signalled its intention to buy four Boeing 777Fs. (Boeing)
Qatar has finalised its order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, and has also signalled its intention to buy four Boeing 777Fs. (Boeing)

Boeing 787

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  • Lessor MG Aviation Limited has finalised an order to purchase two Boeing 787-9s.

Bombardier CSeries

  • Bombardier has announced a “conditional order” for seven Bombardier CS300s and six CS300 purchase rights from an undisclosed “existing” customer.
  • Bombardier has announced a Letter of Intent (LoI) has been signed by an undisclosed African customer to purchase five Bombardier CSeries airliners.

Bombardier Q400

  • Thailand’s Nok Air has converted purchase rights it was holding for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops into firm orders.
Nok Air has converted purchase rights it was holding for two Q400s to firm orders. (Bombardier)
Nok Air has converted purchase rights it was holding for two Q400s to firm orders. (Bombardier)

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