Farnborough Airshow: Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

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Airbus Gets Off To Flyer With $27bn Farnborough Orders

The week is expected to confirm demand for narrowbody jets from airlines such as Mexico's VivaAerobus, which is shopping for some 40 Airbuses, or lessors like Goshawk and Jackson Square, both seen interested in jets in the Boeing 737 MAX category.

"We continue to see a resurgence in the air cargo market and we are confident that Boeing's industry-leading freighter family is well positioned to meet our customers' requirements".

"By working closely together, Government and industry have ensured we remain at the forefront of civil aviation and that our air power is second to none", she will say.

In a speech officially opening the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, she will tell an audience of aviation industry executives and United Kingdom business leaders that she wants to build on Britain's global reputation and make the most of future opportunities.

Just a reminder: Volga-Dnepr placed an order for 20 Boeing 747-8F freighters at the Farnborough show in 2016 and did not take all the planes due to financial troubles.

As the Prime Minister opened Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, she stressed the importance of a "business friendly customs model". He said Boeing has deep relationships with China and is engaged in a "very good dialogue" with local customers. Two of the planes were eventually sold to the USA government at bargain prices and are destined to become the new Air Force One fleet in 2024. The order is worth $2.3 billion at list prices.

Charlie Dobbie, executive president of global network operations and aviation, said: "We are delighted to announce the acquisition of 14 new 777 Freighters as we renew part of our long-haul fleet with this best-in-class fuel efficient freighter type that will make a significant step towards DHL's zero emissions target by 2050".

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That would be worth $6.3 trillion at list prices versus last-year's $6.1 trillion prediction. DHL said the first four 777Fs from the order would be delivered in 2019.

In June, Airbus UK boss Tom Enders said it could pull production out of the UK if it quit the bloc without a transition deal.

In separate interviews, they said nothing good will come from the tension that's been gathering momentum over recent weeks. One big thing: A trade war.

There will be additional money for two new spaceports - one in Cornwall, one in Scotland - and a long-awaited commitment to build a new high-tech fighter aircraft that will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon. Airbus, which jilted BAE after the Brexit vote, said the two could still combine efforts on a warplane after the UK's split from the European Union is complete. Major lessors Air Lease and Avolon are also in town.

Airbus is seeking to jump-start the order book for its newly acquired C Series small jetliner, now dubbed the A220.

Sichuan Airlines and StarLux are among carriers boosting jet orders from Asia as more people in the region take to the skies for leisure and business.

"This has changed the whole landscape in terms of its credibility", Udvar-Hazy said.

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