Airbus ‘wins’ the Paris Airshow -and thats great news for Flintshire
Airbus exec’s will be pretty happy with this weeks work at The Paris Airshow the industry’s leading trade event, not only sealing deals worth a massive £36billion – Airbus also beat its main rival Boeing in terms of planes sold and deals struck.
A last minute deal with Wizz Air for 110 A321 jets took the firm orders and commitments tally to 421, contrast that with rival Boeing, the US based planemaker signed deals to sell 331 planes valued at £31.6 billion.
In total Airbus and Boeing announced orders and commitments by airlines and leasing companies to buy 752 aircraft worth £68 billion – Airbus wins!
So a great few days for Airbus and a great few days for Flintshire, the Broughton wing maker’s have hundreds of new wings on the order books to manufacture.
John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer, Customers said:
“Our latest forecast for 32,600 planes in the next 20 years is being proved correct. The orders and commitments at this year’s Paris Air Show demonstrate three things; Asia is powering the growth, we are leading in single-aisle and widebody and our A321neo is the aircraft of choice in the middle of the market.”
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus’ President and Chief Executive Officer said;
“We had another very successful Paris Air Show, It confirms that the market trend is extremely positive and it confirms that we will achieve – and I hope exceed – our target”
Wizz Air announced a deal for 110 Airbus jets at the Paris Airshow
Brégier explained that this week’s activity reaffirmed Airbus comprehensive jetliner offering, which is the most modern, comfortable, reliable and efficient range of commercial aircraft available today.
“Globally we have never been so strong,” he said. “We have never had such a new family of aircraft in every category.”
For Boeing, the largest order came from Dutch leasing company AerCap for 100 737 MAX 8 planes, Indonesian flag carrier Garuda has also made commitments to buy 30 787-9 Dreamliner and 30 737 MAX 8s, not wanting to put all their eggs into one basket, big spenders Garuda also signed a deal for 30 Airbus wide-body A350.