Day 1 of the Farnborough Airshow was a flying success! Here at Global Aviation we are all about making your Aviation News simpler! So below, we have summarized all of the days events and orders.

Airbus has received ETOPS 180 minute certification for the A350-1000.

The aircraft was certified in 2017 with ETOPS 120min and its Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine was certified in August of the same year with ETOPS 420.

It was October 15th, 2014 that the A350-900 received ETOPS 370 certification, allowing it to fly six hours on one engine. This made the aircraft the first ever approved for “ETOPS beyond 180” before EIS.

The RR Trent XWB family recently achieved two million flying hours, just shortly after the company delivered the 500th engine.

The engine has a staggering 99.9% dispatch reliability and has never had an inflight shutdown.

DHL has ordered 14 Boeing 777 Freighters with seven options!

The deal is worth $4.7 billion at list prices. The first four aircraft will be delivered to the freight company in 2019.

DHLs order adds to Boeing’s recent freighter bookings, with FedEx placing their order in June.

Airbus has secured Starlux Airlines of Taiwan as a new A350 customer, with the airline agreeing to purchase 17 aircraft.

The deal consists of 12 A350-1000s and 5 A350-900s.

Deliveries are set to begin in October 2021, with long-haul services starting early 2022.

The airline plans to fly to various Asian destinations and North America.

A deal for 10 A321neos is expected to be firmed by the end of the year.

Qatar Airways has finalized their order with Boeing for five 777 Freighters.

The commitment was originally made in April of this year and has now been firmed. The deal is worth $1.7 billion at list prices.

In addition, Qatar also signed a contract with CAE Systems for five 7000XR Full-Flight Simulators and one cabin training device for the 777x and 737 MAX.

The order represents the growing trend in global freight operations, as seen earlier with more airlines ordering freighters.

Boeing is said to be offering extremely competitive prices for end-of-the-line 777s to bridge the gap between 777 production and 777x production.

United Airlines has placed an order for 25 Embraer E175s.

The deal, worth $1.1 billion at list prices, adds to United Express’ current fleet of 153 E175s.

Deliveries will begin second quarter of 2019.

Airbus has secured Macquarie AirFinance as a new A320neo customer.

The lessor placed a firm order for 20 A320neos to add to it’s portfolio of nine A330s and 110 A320 family aircraft.

No engine selection has been made.

Urumqi Airlines has signed a letter of intent for 20 Comac ARJ 21-700 aircraft.

The deal is still in early stages, hence the letter of intent rather than the order, but if firmed, would bring the orderbook for the ARJ 21 up to 473 aircraft.

Tarom has signed a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX 8s!

The deal, previously listed as an unidentified customer in Boeing’s orderbook, is worth $586 million at list prices.

In addition, the airline has also signed paperwork to cover a lease deal for two 737-800s and a landing gear exchange programme from Boeing.

The aircraft are set to be delivered in 2023.

Goshawk Aviation has placed an order for 20 Airbus A320neos!

The leasing company is a 50/50 joing venture between NWS Holdings and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.

The company has a total of 120 Airbus aircraft in its portfolio, including A320neos, A330 family including neos and the A350.

No engine selection has been made for this order.

United Airlines has ordered a additional four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

The deal, worth $1.1 billion at list prices, was previously listed as an unidentified customer.

The aircraft will feature the same product on United’s current 787s and will be powered by General Electric GEnx engines.

Airbus has announced that an undisclosed lessor has committed to 80 A320neo family aircraft.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the show by the customer.

The lessor is said to be global leading. No announcement has been made as to when they’ll be unveiled.

At list prices, the deal is expected to be worth $8.8 billion.

Engine selection will be made at a later date.


For a more detailed list of aircraft ordered. See below.


Aircraft Orders –

Boeing Orders:

Qatar Airways: B777F – 5 aircraft

DHL: B777F – 14 aircraft with options for 7 more

Jackson Square (Lessor): B737MAX – 30 aircraft

United Airlines: B787-9 – 4 aircraft

Tarom: 737Max8 – 5 aircraft

Jet Airways: 737Max8 – 75 aircraft

Gol Airlines: 737Max10 – 30 aircraft (upgrade from 737Max8 upgraded to 737Max10)


Airbus Orders:

Sichuan Airlines: A350 – 10 aircraft

Starlux Airlines: A350 – 17 aircraft (commitment, not order)

Lessor Goshawk: A320neo – 20 aircraft

Mystery buyer: A320neo – 80 aircraft (MoU, not firm order)

Macquarie AirFinance: A320neo – 20 aircraft

SalamAir: A320neo – 6 aircraft

Wataniya Airways: A320neo – 25 aircraft


Embraer Orders:

United Airlines: E-175 – 25 aircraft

Goshawk: Dublin based lessor, a 50:50 joint venture between Hong Kong comglomerate NWS Holdings and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises. They own and manage a fleet of 220 aircraft, 120 of which are Airbus.

Jackson Square: San-Francisco based leasing company, the 100th customer for the 737MAX

Starlux Airlines: Taiwanese startup airline, founded by the former Chairman of EVA Air. Starting operations in 2020.

Macquarie AirFinance: Australian based lessor.

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