Boeing, the largest manufacturer of aircraft, has got an order for 14 cargo planes from the German transport company DHL for $ 4.7 billion. It’s about the model 777. In addition, the leader of the logistics market will be able to buy 7 more models in the future.
The air show in Farnborough was successful not only for Boeing. Airbus is in final negotiations with AirAsia about the sale of 100 vessels A321neo and 34 A330neo. The Malaysian carrier will spend $ 23 billion for such a purchase.
In the near future, Airbus will probably enter into the contract with StarLux Airlines (Taiwan) for $ 6 billion.
Last time, the total amount of contracts at the air show amounted to 124 billion US dollars. Analysts from the IBA Group believe that this time around 900 aircraft will be sold. All these transactions will bypass Russia. This year it has not visited Farnborough.
The greatest competition will arise among models with a narrow body. They accommodate 100 – 150 passengers. Experts say that the demand for them in a couple of decades will grow to 6 thousand.
In addition to Boeing and Airbus, Bombardier (Canada) and Embraer (Brazil) are engaged in building narrow body planes. At the same time, the Canadian manufacturer has cooperated with Airbus – the CSeries model got the name of A220, and Embraer has joined with Boeing.
A new carrier Moxy, the foundation of which is associated with David Neeleman – the founder of JetBlue, will probably make a big order for A220 in the near future.
Also, new items were presented at the air show. Great attention was attracted to Boom Supersonic. It is developing a supersonic passenger liner, which has a capacity of 55 seats.
CEO at Boeing Dennis Muilenburg announced that the next year the company would begin to work on a new aircraft. Dreamliner was the latest novelty of the company. The new model will have 270 seats and a flight range of 8000 km. This will make it possible to fly over the Atlantic and the coasts of America, as well as on the routes between the United States and the countries of South America.
The material was prepared with the participation of Anjela Chromova,
a leading analyst of the brokerage company CT Trade