Farnborough Airshow 2018 (1 Day): orders for 421 aircraft

On 16 July 2018, the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 debuted. It is an important event in the global aeronautical calendar, where hundreds of exhibitors participate, dozens of aircraft are presented on the ground. There is no shortage of aerial developments of the latest commercial and military aircraft.

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Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, ATR, Embraer and many other aircraft, parts, equipment, and accessories companies have come together at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The event takes place over several days, during the period 16-22 July 2018.

The first day brought orders for 421 aircraft, up about 100% from the 2015 edition. Most orders were placed for single-aisle aircraft, but neither A350 and B777 were neglected. But let's see how the aircraft manufacturing companies are at the order level.


For Airbus, Farnborough International Airshow 2018 debuted with memorandum from Taiwanese airline Starlux Airlines. The agreement includes 12 x A350-1000 and 5 x A350-900, which will allow it to debut internationally starting with 2022. Starlux Airlines is a new airline, which will debut at the end of 2019. He already has an order placed for 10 x A321neo (aircraft leased from a leasing company).


Company Sichuan Airlines has confirmed an order for 10 x A350-900. The new aircraft will join the other 4s taken over by AerCap and ALC (the former SriLankan Airlines). Deliveries will start shortly.

Vistara, an air carrier from India, has confirmed the order for 50 of the A320neo family aircraft. 13 aircraft were purchased directly from Airbus and 37 was leased from a leasing company.

SalamAir, a low-cost carrier from Oman, placed an order for 6 x A320neo. They will join the 3 A320 aircraft in operational service. Currently, SalamAir operates over 120 weekly flights to 14 destinations. With the development of the fleet, SalamAir will inaugurate new routes and increase the number of flights on the most requested routes operated.

Wataniya Airways, an air carrier from Kuwait, has confirmed an order for 25 of A320neo aircraft, without specifying whether there is a request for A321neo. The new aircraft will be delivered starting with 2022 and will join the existing 4 A320 aircraft in the Wataniya Airways fleet.

Airbus also received orders for 120 from the A320neo family of 3 leasing companies (Goshawk Aviation Limited, Macquarie AirFinance Group Limited and a joint-stock company).

We draw a line, we calculate and we conclude. On the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Airbus received orders for 228 aircraft: 27 of airplanes of the family A350 XWB and 201 of airplanes of the family A320neo.


For Boeing, the first day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 began with a memorandum for 14 Boeing 777F aircraft from DHL, plus the option to purchase additional 7 aircraft. The order is valued at 4.7 billion dollars, at list price.

Qatar Airways also completed an order for 5 Boeing 777F aircraft. It is valued at 1,7 billion dollars at list price. Headquartered at Doha-Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways Cargo has 13 x 777F, 2 x 747-8F and 8 x Airbus A330F in its fleet.

United Airlines has announced the acquisition of 4 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, worth $ 1,1 billion. Delivery will start in 2020.

GOL, a low-cost carrier from Brazil, placed an order for another 15 x 737 MAX 8 and converted 30 of copies already ordered into 737 MAX 10. With this order, GOL reached 135 of 737 MAX family-controlled aircraft.


5 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are transferred to the TAROM account. The order was valued at 586 million dollars. They will be delivered in 2023.

Jand Airways has confirmed the additional order for 75 x 737 MAX 8. The first MAX 8 Jet Airways was delivered on June 19 through the leasing company GECAS. He went into service on 2 July.

The leasing company Jackson Square Aviation placed an order for 30 x 737 MAX 8, valued at $ 3,5 billion.

In addition to A320neo, the leasing company Goshawk Aviation also ordered 20 x 737 MAX 8. Initially, this order appeared for an anonymous carrier on the Boeing list.

We draw a line, we calculate and we conclude. On the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Boeing received orders for 168 aircraft.


The Brazilian manufacturer of civilian and military aircraft registered an order for 25 of Embraer E175 aircraft, worth 1.1 billion. The order was placed by United Airlines, and the planes will join the United Express subsidiary fleet.

These were the main orders recorded on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. As you can see, the controls for A220, A330neo and Boeing 777X were missing.

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