By Alex Derber
(c) Airfinance Journal, July 20, 2022
The Farnborough Air Show is all but over with a few orders announced on Day 3. Airbus executives have now left the show, with no more orders expected from them.
Azerbaijan Airlines and Boeing announced a memorandum of understanding for four additional 787-8s. The flag carrier currently operates two of the type and plans to grow its 787 fleet to 10 aircraft by 2030.
Afrijet placed an order for an additional ATR72-600. The unit is scheduled to deliver before the end of the year. This order will bring the -600 fleet size to six ATR72-600 by 2023
Easyjet confirmed a firm order for 56 A320neo family aircraft following shareholder approval. The order is part of the UK carrier’s fleet renewal and up-gauging, cost, and sustainability enhancements to the business. The agreement includes an upsizing of 18 A320neo to the larger A321neo model.
Easyjet chose CFM LEAP engines to power 56 Airbus A320neo-family units it plans to receive between 2026 and 2028. The carrier operates a fleet of 58 LEAP-powered A320neo-family aircraft and has an outstanding order book of 169 Neo aircraft with the LEAP powerplant.
Cemair ordered six new General Electric CF34-3B spare engines for its fleet of Bombardier-MHI CRJ100/200 LR aircraft. The Johannesburg-based company currently owns and operates a fleet of 12 CRJ aircraft.