More than 1,000 orders, commitments from Farnborough

July 23, 2018: More than 1,000 new orders and commitments were announced at the Farnborough Air Show last week, a final tally shows.

The value was more than $128bn.

Credit Suisse issued its post-air show note today with a complete listing.

Orders announced previously but were listed as Unidentified until the air show were not included.

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41 Comments on “More than 1,000 orders, commitments from Farnborough

  1. Hmmm, I see Airbus sold almost as many A330neos as Boeing sold 787s…

    • I do wonder about the AirAsiaX order of 34 A339 though. Airbus says it’s a firm order and was placed during Farnborough.

          • And now they have a 100 A330NEO on order, pheweee.

            The got to dump the A350s (apparently at no cost)

            Now lets see what the delivery schedule actually amounts to.

            We will take the 100th A330NEO in 2050?.

          • Looks like the B-boys are quite aggrieved that AirAsia X not only decided to stick with the A330-900, but that the airline also had the sheer tenacity to order another 34 airframes.

          • I think the “B-boys” are pretty happy with this show and 2018 overall thus far!

          • Yep, they kept a Blue Chip customer with Air Asia and let them off the financial hook for other stuff.

            And added 34 more to an order that Air Asia has been mucking around with and kicking orders down the runway.

            Sure they will take a few, then, oh, we need the A350 and it starts again.

    • Yep, only 50 behind in firm orders this year. Of course not counting MOIs.

  2. Looking at value of sales Boeing and Embraer are the clear winners.

    Interesting that the 34xA339’s from AirAsia-X not listed here.

    AB will have to work at the price/cost of the A220’s.

  3. Firm orders are the only thing of significance to me. LOIs and MOUs can wait till they have been firmed up.

    This year’s show has been quite a big disappointment seeing that neither Boeing nor Airbus made it into the triple digits on firm orders. I bet it has been quite a while since we last saw such a number at a Farnborough or Paris airshow.

    • Agreed firm is what counts, the rest is fluff to be seen how it falls out.

      On the other hand, with the kind of backlogs they both have, why order something in 2025 when you have not a clue if Agent Orange has worked his magic and wrecked the world economy.

      It would be much better on the sales to list the reality of what it looks like even if you assume 40% discount on average its vastly closer than the so called list.
      It takes some real conjones to order things in advance these days, we could be right back to 1932 in a heartbeat.

  4. What is a “737 MAX” without the variant designation? It costs slightly more than a 737 MAX 8…

    • Some idea: Cost Max 10: List $129.9 mil; Fleet buy of around 10-12; $67.5 mil (@52% of list).

    • Is that a giant slide rule behind you? Is it functional?
      Pretty cool! 😎

      • Yeah! Probably not functional though, haha. Picture taken in the MechE building at UW-Madison.

    • That’s the trouble with lists. Something somehow always gets left off. I sent a note to Credit Suisse.

  5. Keesje: Its the actually delivery schedule that counts

    All I can see its a subsidiarity so far and that bodes ill.

    Delta which is a good benchmark for sanity is taking 25 as I recall.

  6. This comment makes the 787 look increasingly desperate.

    “—- Freighters Boost Boeing At Farnborough

    As the 797’s business case looks murkier, it could get a lift from shipping companies. Boeing is looking at FedEx (FDX) as a potential launch customer for a cargo version of the jet, sources told the Air Current. _______”

    • I’m skeptical. Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense for Fedex to lock down an order for 50 more 767s (on a five year horizon or less, if possible), and “crowd out” Amazon Air’s ability to order same? (You’ve then got fleet commonality, an ability to replace the A300s, and you block your key, upcoming competitor, which is as much a key part of overall company strategy as planning future growth.)

      • And the aircraft shape is not a cargo shape, though I guess you could make a guished container that was oval.

        If you need a smaller cargo aircraft than a 757, then a 737 fits the bill.

        I think Jon Ostower reported it first, he is quite good and I am sorry his output is going behind a wall (it seems walls are a big thing these days!) – I wish him well but I can’t afford all the sites I am interested in (thank you Scott for this one)

        Well as I always say, stay tuned.

        Now Boeing has them hooked on the Max maybe they can stage the NSA with a 737max bridge.

  7. Wimpy kid TA formerly known as the MoM’ster / B797 seems to be getting bit more robust …

    Engine offering now to include a variant with 52K Lbs of thrust.
    MTOW heading towards 155/160T.

    Right on the money for an AB Super Duper 60 response.
    Could get interesting.

    • An A321XLR MTOW 100-105T, ~180 pax, 4000-4500Nm, thrust 35-37Klb.

      The wing and fuel storage the big questions. Loading on the 2 wheel bogeys possibly becoming issues as is the max cruising speed with the current wing?

      So, 250 seats, 5000Nm the clear “gap”.

  8. Freighters (773F) came to the forefront this show. There is a big gap between the 767F and 777F, surely there must be scope for an 330-900F, especially if fuel prices moving North?

    • Well no one wanted the A330F, so might as well try the A330-900 and see what happens.

  9. JBLU , The prominent customer of AB in America has published dismal results. Hope LN will analyse them. Since all other major American operators have published satisfactory results I wonder whether the poor results can be explained by the performance of their equipment.

    • Things come and go.

      JB is seeing fuel prices go up and some routes have not proven out.

      There is a write off on the E190s they are going to dump. So it goes.

      Keep in mind that the E190s are a significant fleet factor not just Airbus (and they are Boeing so of course they are underproduction!)

      In reality management and structure have far more to do with it than product.

      • From what I’ve gathered DL, AAL, UAL and maybe less so LUV, have responded to the discount and super discount carriers by not totally changing over their cabins to cheap seats, but have created enough of them to be competitive. This will get interesting when a lull in air travel falls upon the industry. But even now, the big guys no how to fight in the trenches…

    • this was a voluntary strategic paper loss. they chose to take a huge impairment in full on the E-190s they are pushing out of the fleet “early” now so that it was a surprise and over rather than spreading it out over the next 10 quarters acting as a drag on earnings thereby minimizing the affect on stock price.

      this was wall street casino accounting 101.

      • I am definitely not an accountant but will be interesting to see what jetBlue’s load factor was for Q2.

    • Maybe David can explain a bit more why he suspects it could have to do with their equipment. DL, AA, Spirit, Alaska, Hawaiian are buying the same equipment, just like most global airlines these days. Maybe there is something to be learned.

      • In the MAGA universe it’s seemingly unthinkable and incomprehensible that another OEM would ever be able to trump Lazy B.

      • 1. I gave a list of failed European airlines who used only ( or almost only ) AB equipment. They were all respected with long history of operation .
        2. Of the list keejse gave, only Spirit can be compared to JetBlue. The rest have much more diverse fleet , especially DL and AA. Spirit is due to report tomorrow .
        3. In their After Earning Talk , JetBlue managers blamed mainly the rising fuel prices. The prices rose for all operators ( although some may fare better due to successful hedge ) but somehow not all were affected equally. Delta shares rose sharply after their report . Many still have to report, so the whole discussion is a bit premature. Now, in many cases AB equipment was found to be non efficient enough and this became apparent when fuel prices rose (A300, A340, A380 ). I just wonder whether this is the case again with the A320.
        4. Airline is a very complicated business . I just don’t know how to measure and evaluate aircraft efficiency and it’s impact on it’s result.

        • This sounds Boeing fanboy, an Airbus fanboy could say the same about Boeing.
          Mirror reply:
          In many cases BA equipment was found to be non efficient enough and this became apparent when fuel prices rose (B707, B717, B720, B727, B747, B757, B767). I just wonder wether this is the case again with the B737, B777 and B787.

          Niether your statement nor the mirror reply make sense.

      • @Julian
        “Robin Hayes, JetBlue Airways Corporation – CEO”
        “I’d like to start on Slide 4 of the presentation. This morning, we reported adjusted second quarter operating income of $175 million, adjusted pretax margin of 8.2% and adjusted earnings per share of $0.38. Our financial performance was impacted by the holiday calendar, but more importantly by fuel prices that increased over 40% year-over-year. I was particularly happy to see our CASM ex-fuel growth come in below the low end of our guidance range. Controlling on our costs is even more critical amongst increasing oil prices.”

        Julian – I don’t profess to be an expert on analysing airlines results. Recently LN have analysed in depth Norwegian reports. On my original post I expressed an hope they would also analyse JetBlue reports .

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