Farnborough Day 2 Round up: Cargo kicks off the day

An order from Volga Depnr for Boeing kick-started day two at the Farnborough Airshow. Let’s look at how things rolled out.

End of day two at Farnborough and there are now a total of 820 order commitments with another 205 options. A total 472 of the commitments are firm orders – some of which were already logged to unnamed customers in the manufacturers’ order books.

Just over 100 of the order commitments are for wide-body aircraft, around half of which are freighters. Airbus is leading the order race with 356 orders, Boeing right on its heels with 352 and Embraer not far behind with 297. The fact that many of Airbus’ orders are for mystery customers is a bit disconcerting, but not altogether unusual for the aviation industry.

Here’s our round up for day two.


Boeing Orders

Volga Depnr: B747-8F – 5 aircraft

Volga Depnr: B777F – 29 aircraft (commitment, not a firm order)

AirLease: 737Max8 – 20 aircraft, with commitments for 55 more

AirLease: 787-9 – 3 aircraft

Aviation Capital Group (US based lessor): B737max8 – 20 aircraft

Vistara: B787-9 – 6 aircraft (with options on 4 more)

GECAS: 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighters) – 35 aircraft



Airbus Orders

Mystery customer: A350-900 – 8 aircraft

Peach Aviation: A321LR – 2 aircraft

Mystery customer: A320neo – 75 aircraft & A321neo – 25 aircraft

Level (IAG): A330-200 – 2 aircraft

“Neeleman” startup airline* : A220-300 – 60 aircraft

*This refers to the startup airline being founded by David Neeleman. It was initially going to be called Moxy Airlines, but that name has since been scrapped.


Embraer Orders

Wataniya Airways: E195 E2 – 10 aircraft

Azul Airways: E195 E2 – 21 aircraft

Republic Airline (USA): E175 E2 – 100 aircraft (with options on 100 more)

Mauritania: E175 E2 – 2 aircraft

Helvetic: E170 E2 – 12 aircraft (with options on 12 more)