Delta Air Lines led the aircraft orders at Farnborough Airshow in the UK this week, firming up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft, bringing Delta’s total firm order for A220s to 107 aircraft – 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s, and ordering the Boeing 737 MAX.
Boeing will seek to shore up its troubled 737 MAX 10 and 777X jets with orders officially worth over $15 billion from Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa this week, as the aerospace industry swelters at its largest event since Covid-19.
The airline also displayed at the Farnborough airshow its Boeing 747-8 Cargo Freighter, as well as Air Italy’s second Boeing 737 MAX 8 in striking new livery.
Airbus and Boeing announced more than $10 billion of combined deals in the opening hours of the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, suggesting demand for new jets remains in rude health despite worries over trade tensions and Brexit.
Qatar Airways has signed an agreement to purchase 49% of Italian airline Meridiana, the national carrier said on Thursday.
Airbus sprinted towards deals worth $20 billion to seize the initiative at a rain-soaked Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday, but industry executives said the mostly lacklustre event confirmed a recent boom in aerospace orders was finally fizzling out.
Qatar Airways is in advanced talks with Boeing to buy up to 30 narrow body planes and will not rule out additional cancellations of delayed deliveries from rival Airbus, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.