Farnborough Air Show

VietJet's $12.7B Deal for Boeing Maxs Gilds F'boro Order Tally

 - July 18, 2018, 9:22 AM

VietJet and Boeing on Wednesday signed a $12.7 billion contract for 100 Max aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow. The deal calls for 80 Max 10s and 20 Max 8s to go to Vietnam’s first private airline, which previously ordered another 100 Max 8s in 2016.

Boeing later said it had received further orders, from four unamed customers, for 40 high capacity Max 8s and 53 Max 8s­—deals worth $11B in total.

Also on the third day of the airshow, Airbus signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an undisclosed customer for six of the new A330neo widebodies. Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus firmed up an amendment for 25 A321neos and converted a previous order for 16 to A321neos. This brings the all-Airbus operator’s total order book to 15 A320ceos, 24 A320neos, and 41 A321neos.

On the regional aircraft front, Japan’s Hokkaido Air System signed an MoU for a pair of ATR 42-600 turboprop twins, as well as an option for a third, that will replace its Saab 340s. EasyFly of Colombia came in late signing an MoU aith ATR for three ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s.

Uganda National Airlines signed a $190 million firm order for four new Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets with the new Atmosphère cabin, as well as two A330-800 news..

Air Lease Corp. signed two orders with CFM International with a collective value of $3.3 billion. The first calls for Leap 1A engines to power 34 Airbus A321neo aircraft, and the second for Leap 1B engines for 83 Boeing 737 Max twinjets.

Pratt & Whitney announced that Tianjin Airlines and West Air signed long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreements to support Geared Turbofan engines on their new A320neos; and Rolls-Royce announced CDB Aviation as a customer for its new LessorCare program.