Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough

By Paul Riegler on 14 July 2016
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DSC_0499As the ordering frenzy at the Farnborough Airshow comes to an end, Airbus appears to have emerged victorious, although it was an overall quiet show for commercial orders.

Airbus said it won 279 orders and commitments with a value of $35 billion at list prices at the show. This includes firm orders for 197 aircraft valued at $26.3 billion. AirAsia’s order for 100 A321neo narrow-body jets, valued at $12 billion, was the aircraft manufacturer’s largest.

Meanwhile Boeing, which will celebrate its centennial Friday, received orders and commitments with a value of $26.8 billion at list prices. However, only 20 of these are firm orders, and the Chicago-based company’s largest deal came from Donghai Airlines for 25 737 Max 8 narrow-body planes and five 787-9 Dreamliners. The Donghai deal is valued at $4.1 billion.

At last year’s Paris show, which alternates with Farnborough, Airbus announced orders and commitments for 421 planes with a value of $57 billion, while Boeing reported 331 orders and commitments worth $50.2 billion.

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