Boeing Highlights from the Farnborough International Airshow


Boeing had an amazing week at the Farnborough International Airshow, with historic sales numbers and new products that wowed the crowds. A lot of companies invested in Boeing’s 777 freighter series, helping the company secure $98.4 billion in orders.

Highlights from the Airshow included:

  • British Airways pledged to use three new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for its long-haul flights.
  • Boeing announced a repeat order for 10 new 100 737 MAXs from an unidentified customer.
  • Boeing also has another order for 30 737 MAX from JSA – the 100th order for Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft.
  • Novus Aviation Capital signed its first new agreement with Boeing, reportedly worth $1.44 billion, for commercial aircraft for a Dubai-based carrier.
  • Vietjet signed a deal for a further 100 737 MAX aircraft
  • Boeing has a possible order of a maximum of 10 787-9s, valued at around $2.8 billion at list prices.
  • Seacons Trading has brought a Boeing Jet Max 7, which reportedly provides a larger cabin area, an updated flight deck and also has a range of 7,000 miles.
  • A letter of intent has been signed between Boeing and GECAS, an Irish-American company who wants 35 737-800 Boeing converted freighters.
  • ACG placed an order for 20 737 MAX 8 planes, which is part of the fourth generation of commercial airplanes. This model was released early 2017.
  • Air Lease Corporation committed to a possible 78 Boeing aircraft, including commercial planes and the long-haul ‘Dreamliners’.
  • Russia’s Volga-Dnepr has shown interest in buying 29 Boeing 777 freighters.
  • India’s Jet Airways confirmed a deal for 75 more 737 MAX 8 planes, which is currently valued at $8.8 billion.
  • Romanian carrier, TAROM ordered five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, worth $586 million.
  • United Airlines placed a repeat order for long-haul Dreamliners.
  • Qatar Airways bought five new 777 freighters after previously operating with 13 freighters; it will also purchase two 447-8 freighters, bringing its fleet to up to 20.
  • Global logistics company, DHL ordered 14 777 freighters in an order to boost time efficiency.

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