Computer generated image of the Boeing 777-300ER in Intrepid colours. Boeing Image.
Computer generated image of the Boeing 777-300ER in Intrepid colours. Boeing Image.

Farnborough wrap-up: 15th July 2014

Day two of the show is officially over and as expected all the major players and some not so major players of the aviation industry announced orders for their various aircraft.

Mitsubishi Aircraft:
Announced an order for six Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) 90 for Myanmar based Air Mandalay.

Bombardier:
Launched a Passenger – Cargo combi version of their  Q400 turboprop. They also announced:

  • Sale of one Q400 to Horizon Air
  • Signing of a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation Services for five additional Q400s bringing their total order up to seven.
  • Abu Dhabi Aviation as the customer for two previously unidentified orders.

Embraer:
Announced a mix of orders for the existing E-jets as well as the upcoming E2.

  • MOU for 50 E195-E2 jets from Brazil’s Azul.
  • An order for three E175s and an option for three more from Fuji Dream Airlines.
  • An order for two E190s for Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).’
  • A lease agreement for four E190s between Royal Air Moroc and Aldus Aviation.

Airbus:
Announced that Air Asia X would be the launch customer for the A330neo along with a series of order which you can read here. A point to be noted that all the orders announced by Airbus during the show have all been for the neo’s, there do not seem to be any airlines that are interested in ordering any A350’s at the moment.

    Boeing:

    Announced new orders for the 737 MAX, 787 and the 777, which can be found here. Boeing seems to be pushing to fill the back order book for the gap till the 777X starts production.

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