403 orders and reserved options for passenger planes were recorded on the second day of the aviation exhibition in Farnborough, which is currently taking place in the UK. In comparison, in the past edition of the exhibition in 2014, on the same day were collected 372 orders and options.
Most of the orders are for narrow-body liners – 372. 20 are the orders and options for wide-body liners, and 13 for propeller driven airplanes. There’s no record of regional jets sales on the second day.
The major orders came from Asian low-cost operators and poured in the portfolio of Airbus.
The European aircraft manufacturer signed a contract with the Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia on 100 A321neo, configured in one class for 240 passengers. The company also reserved 100 options for the same type.
Indian low-cost airline GoAir placed an order for 72 A320neo.
For Boeing the day was weaker as essential to note is the deal with the Russian airline Volga-Dnepr for the supply of 16 cargo Boeing 747-8F.
Brazilian cargo airline Bravo Industries ordered 10 pieces Lockheed Martin LM-100J (civilian version of the tactical transport aircraft C-130J Hercules).
Since the beginning of the exhibition, have been collected 640 orders and options. 449 of these are narrow-body planes, 135 regional jets, 36 wide-body liners and 20 turboprop aircraft. So far, the exhibition is going weaker in announced orders compared to the previous edition.