This Week in Commercial Aviation: Paris Air Show Edition

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
Friday, June 21, 2019
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This week there has been tons of news coming from the Paris Air Show, so we dedicate this edition of the weekly news round up to the event.

Deals, Deals, Deals

The Paris Air Show is of course a time for major aircraft deals to go down, and even during a down year for sales, there were plenty of transactions.

The biggest surprise was IAG's large order of the much maligned 737 MAX. The airline group signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes. Since the news broke, Airbus has demanded a chance to bid against the surprise order.

Other than this, Airbus has been stealing the show, closing a number of deals on the heels of the launch of its much anticipated A321XLR. In no particular order, here are some of the deals the aircraft manufacture has made:

Other orders from Boeing include:

And not to be forgotten, Embraer also inked a number of deals at the Paris Air Show including:

Other Interesting PAS19 Happenings

Always one of the more compelling storylines at these events are the tech showcases. Leading the charge is Lockheed Martin, which unveiled plans for a supersonic passenger airplane. Because of the new technology, the aircraft will be quiet enough to fly over-land routes, unlike the Concorde, which only could fly over water.

Not to be outdone, Airbus announced it has developed technology to fly planes without pilots. All-electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft announced a deal with Cape Air. Meanwhile, Embraer has launched a big data analytics platform.

Indigo ordered jet engines worth $20 billion from CFM International to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft operated by it.

The last interesting tidbit is Boeing struck what they are billing as a “first of its kind” deal to supply parts for aircraft made by Airbus.

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