Airbus says it won a total $35 billion worth of business for a total of 279 aircraft during the recent Farnborough Air Show. The deals comprise firm orders for 197 aircraft worth $26.3 billion and commitments for 82 aircraft worth $8.7 billion.
Sales and commitments for the A320 Family were strong, with business accounting for a total of 269 aircraft worth $31.3 billion. This total comprises 187 firm orders worth $22.6 billion, and commitments for 82 aircraft worth $8.7 billion. The larger A321neo model took the lion’s share of the single-aisle announcements – with firm selections from three airlines for 140 aircraft, including 100 aircraft for AirAsia and 30 long-range versions for Norwegian which plans to deploy them on transatlatic routes.
In the widebody segment Airbus won firm orders for 10 aircraft worth $3.4 billion comprising two A330-300s and eight A350-1000s. In addition to these new widebody orders, the show also saw the launch order from DHL Express for the A330-300 Passenger-To-Freighter conversion programme proposed by EFW, the Dresden-based joint venture between Airbus and ST Aerospace, who are also partners on the programme.
The stated Airbus totals are based on aircraft sales at list prices. The actual value of the deals, after standard discounts, would of course be substantially lower.