Paris Air Show – Day 1 – Orders

Day 1 of the 47th International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget is over. Many orders have been made. Let’s give you an overview about the hottest news today.


  • Qatar Airways orders 80 A350 XWBs and additional 3 A380s
  • Emirates Airline orders 8 additional Airbus A380s
  • Jazeera Airways orders 30 Airbus A320
  • US Airways agrees to buy 92 Airbus aircraft for the airline’s future fleet renewal; The 92 total firm orders are comprised of 22 A350-800s, 10 A330-200s and 60 A320-family aircraft – a mix of A319s, A320s and A321s. Airline increased order for 2 more A350 XWB from 20 to 22.
  • Aircraft financer GECAS orders 60 A320 Family aircraft
  • ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has signed a firm contract for 12 A350 XWBs. In addition, ALAFCO has also ordered 7 A320s
  • S7 Group, the managing company of S7 Airlines, orders 25 Airbus A320
  • Air France has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) for the purchase of 2 additional A380s and 18 A320 Family aircraft
  • Tunisian carrier Nouvelair has signed a contract for the purchase of 2 A320s

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  • GECAS orders for 6 Boeing 777 Freighters
  • Jakarta-based Lion Air orderes additional 40 737-900ER (Extended Range)


  • Embraer has signed a contract with Germany’s Lufthansa for 30 firm orders of the EMBRAER 190 jet, with the option to take any member of the E-Jets family. The first Lufthansa EMBRAER 190 is scheduled for delivery in January 2009. The existing firm orders for 15 EMBRAER 170 and 15 EMBRAER 195 jets placed by SWISS have been cancelled.
  • Embraer has signed with Japan Airlines (JAL) to deliver 10 EMBRAER 170 jets, with options to acquire another 5 aircraft. The aircraft will be fitted with a single-class interior and the first delivery is scheduled in 2008.


  • US Airways choose Rolls-Royce for their new ordered Airbus A350 XWB
  • China Eastern Airlines choose Rolls-Royce V2500 engines to power 30 Airbus A320
  • Rolls-Royce announced that International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power up to five additional Airbus A330s it is adding to its fleet
  • UK low-cost airline, Flyglobespan, has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power the two Boeing 787 Dreamliners it is leasing from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)
  • Rolls-Royce announced the largest-ever firm engine order for its civil aerospace business in an order with Qatar Airways worth $5.6 billion at list prices, which includes a Total Care long term services agreement. The order is for Trent XWB engines to power Qatar’s new fleet of 80 Airbus A350 XWB