By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Airbus once again takes the spotlight at the Dubai Air Show as it edges Boeing in terms of aircraft orders and commitments. This includes huge orders from Emirates, Air Arabia, and FlyNas among the others. Boeing on the other hand secured huge orders for the 787-9 and surprisingly, the 737 Max 8. Dubai-based airline Emirates placed 50 orders for the Airbus A350 and 30 for the Boeing 787-9 while reducing their 777X orders.
So after 4 days of #DAS2019, we now look into what has been ordered so far.
Emirates: 50 Airbus A350-900 and 30 Boeing 787-9:
As Dubai's airline Emirates looks to reduce its A380 fleets, the airline placed massive orders from both Airbus and Boeing, 50 Airbus A350-900 worth $16B and 30 Boeing 787-9 worth $8.8B in list prices. On the otherhand, the 50 A350 orders replaces the original announcement of 40 Airbus A330-900s and 30 A350-900s. The airline also reduced its 777X orders by 30 but replaced them with the mid-size ultra-long range 787-9.
Air Arabia: 73 A320neo, 27 A321neo, 20 A321neo-XLR
United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Air Arabia has placed in an order for 120 Airbus A320neo aircraft which consists of 73 A320neo, 27 A321neo and 20 A321neo-XLR, a deal amounting to $14B in list prices. This comes after a year long discussions between Airbus and Boeing for the airline's aircraft requirements.
Air Astana: 30 Boeing 737 Max 8
Just when many thought that orders for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft will remain low, Air Astana signed a letter of intent for 30 737 Max 8 for its low-cost subsidiary FlyArystan. This order is valued at $3.6B in list price.
SunExpress: 10 Boeing 737 Max 8
Adding to SunExpress's previous 32 Boeing 737 Max 8 orders are an additional 10 of the same aircraft. The deal worth $1.2B in list prices. The Turkish airline presently operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A330s.
Egyptair: 2 Boeing 787-9
Egyptair is leasing an additional 2 Boeing 787-9s from AerCap, bringing to a total of 8 leased 787-9s to the airline. The airline is indeed growing its fleet of 787-9 aircraft.
Republic of Ghana: 3 Boeing 787-9
The Republic of Ghana is looking to relaunch its airline by signing a memorandum of understanding for three Boeing 787-9 with a list price of $877.5M. The name of the country's airline is still unknown.
Air Senegal: 8 Airbus A220-300
Senegal's newest airline Air Sengal has signed a memorandum of understanding for 8 Airbus A220-300. The airline presently operates a fleet of Airbus A319, A330-900neo, and ATR-72.
Easyjet: 12 Airbus A320neo
Europe-based EasyJet exercised its purchase rights for 12 new aircraft, bringing their total order of A320neo family to 159. They are also Europe's largest operator of the A320 family and also Europe's largest NEO customer. This brings their total Airbus A320 family order to 480.
FlyNas: 10 Airbus A321neo-XLR
Saudi Arabia-based FlyNas has signed a firm order of 10 Airbus A321neo-XLR. This comes after the airline ordered 80 A320neo of different variants in 2016.
Aircraft leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has also firmed up an order of 12 Airbus A330neo and 20 Airbus A321XLR.