Note: We have updated the Tuesday posting at the end of that column.
Update, 8:00 PM BST: Day 3 orders are now included toward the end of this post.
Another day, another set of aircraft orders are expected. From the buzz, it sounds like this could a Boeing day.
But the speculation continues hot-and-heavy about the failure of Bombardier to announce an order from Qatar. As many news stories report, Qatar’s Abkar Al Baker said there is an issue with Pratt & Whitney yet to be resolved and, from our discussions, we know there is and have a general idea what it’s about.
Alas, we were told off the record (damn!) and cannot share it here.
Flightblogger has a piece posted last night UK time that Bombardier might get an order at the show after all. Whether this is Qatar (which is assumed) or someone else, we don’t know. What we do know is that all our appointments with BBD officials yesterday were cancelled at the last minute, and we don’t think it’s because of anything we said….
We have a host of meetings schedule today, but as far as anticipated news, we’re watching Qatar for a Boeing order (and, who knows, maybe BBD after all); there are a few other potential customers that might announce, including the Sukhoi Superjet order forecast a week ago by Flightblogger.
Updated Day 3
|Air Lease Corp||31 A320s, 20 A321 SharkletsDelivery from Jan 2011 to early 2015. The 2011 are two Air New Zealand A320s Hazy bought prior to ALC’s forming and have been transferred over to ALC. $4.4bn value.
Engines a mix of CFM and IAE.
|GECAS||60 A320 family. CFM engines. Sharklets optional.||40 737-800s, announced list value $3bn. A320 $5bn|
|Aeroflot||11 A330-300s. $1.7bn|
|Emirates||30 Boeing 777-300ERs, $9.1bn. 18 now confirmed as previously ordered but Unidentified. Value of new additions, $3.6bn|
|Day 1||122 orders||67 new orders|
|Avolon Leasing||12 737-800s $921m|
|Royal Jordanian||3 787s|
|LAN||40 A320s, 10 A321s MOU|
|Hong Kong Airlines||15 A350, 10 A330-200 MOUConverts 15 previous A330 orders to these A350s and orders 10 additional A330s|
|Air Lease Corp (see below, Other)||60 737-800 (54+6)|
|Day 2 orders||Net: 60||75|
|Day 3 Orders|
|RBS Aviation Capital||52 A320 Family; announced but previously ordered and undisclosed; not added to our new order tally||43 737 Family; announced but previously ordered and undisclosed; not added to our new order tally.|
|Germania||5 A319s, converting a previous MOU. Delivery from 2011.|
|Thai||7 A330-300s, MOU, from end 2011|
|ALAFCO (lessor)||Converts 12 A350-800s to -900s. Not included in new order tally|
|Garuda||6 A330-200s, from 4Q12|
|Qatar||2 777-200LRs; previously ordered, Unidentified, not included in order tally|
|Okay Airways (China)||10 737-800s; previously ordered, Unidentified, not counted in new order tally|
|Air Austral||2 777-200LRs|
Day 1: 37 other types
Sukhoi Superjets: Kartika, 30
Embraer: TRIP of Brazil, 2 E-190s; Azul of Brazil, 5 E195s
Day 2 Other: Up to 264 other types
Day 3: Other Orders