Monday, 22 June 2015

Paris Airshow 2015 Summary!

So, last week was the 2015 Paris air show, and it was eventful in terms of new aircraft giving displays but perhaps underwhelming in terms of orders, anyway, here's a summary!

Firstly, the bad news: Aeroflot cancelled an order for 22 787-8 but this was most likely politically driven. Bomardier picked up no new orders for their C-series, despite both variants (CS100 and CS300) both displaying for the first time.

And Airbus didn't get any A380 orders, blaming the lack of demand  on introducing the A380 too early to the market. 

Now the good! Garuda Indonesia were a big spender at the show, ordering 30 737-8MAX, 25 787-9, and from Airbus 30 A350-900. Saudi Arabian were the first airline to order the A330R (Regional). Other big orders at the show included:

  • Aercap (leasing company) for 100 737-8MAX
  • Volga-Dnepr orders 20 747-8F, a boost for the 747-8
  • TACA & Avianca orders 62 A320neo
  • Wizzair order a whopping 110 A321neo
I'll leave you with the flying displays of newcomers, the A350-900 and 787-9:

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