Airbus capped off its orders for the show by unveiling orders from Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Asian lessor Hong Kong Aviation Capital today at the Paris air show
United ordered 35 A350-1000s in Paris, though 25 of these were conversion of existing A350-900 orders. Spirit added 20 A321s and converted 10 of its existing A320 order backlog to the larger type. Hong Kong Aviation Capital signed an MoU for 60 A320 family aircraft.
It means total order commitments announced topped 1,000 during the Paris air show, in reaching 1079. In addition there were 447 options - or tentative options - announced at the show. The figure include 666 firm aircraft announced by the manufacturers - the remaining 413 being tentative commitments. This year's figure also includes a number of significant orders which firmed up previous tentative deals. These include Ryanair's order for 175 Boeing 737-800s and Lufthansa's 100 Airbus narrowbodies.
(Editor's note: the headline order commitments data represents all order announcements, both firm and tentative during Paris, but options are listed separately. Orders and options are combined for subsequent data). If reading article from email alert, click on headline link to see interactive order tracker)
HIGLIGHTS: MONDAY 17 JUNE
Firming of recent commitments by Air France, Ryanair and Singapore Airlines swelled the manufacturer's order books here at the Paris air show today.
The Irish budget carrier firmed up its order for 175 Boeing 737-800s during the show, while Air France and SIA formally signed for 55 firm A350 and 50 options in total.
Fresh commitments included 13 aircraft - a mix of Airbus 350s and A330s - from SriLankan Airlines and lessor CIT signing for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s.
On the regional front, lessor HGI is taking 20 ATR turboprops for Brazlian carrier Passaerdo and Arik Air signed for a mix of Bombardierr CRJ1000s and Dash 8Q400s.
HIGLIGHTS: TUESDAY 18 JUNE
High profile commitments from British Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines, together with lessors Air Lease and GECAS, to formally launch the Boeing 787-10 grabbed the headlines at the Paris air show today.
Boeing secured 102 commitments for the 787 variant; 30 apiece from Singapore Airlines and Air Lease, 20 from United Airlines and a dozen from British Airways parent IAG. The United commitment represents only 10 new orders as the other were switched from its existing 787 order backlog. GECAS yesterday committed to 10 of the type ahead of the programme's launch.
ALC also signed up for three 787-9s, while Korean Air signalled its intent to add 11 more 747-8 Intercontinental and 777-300ERs.
Away from the show EasyJet unveiled a commitment for 135 firm and 100 options on Airbus narrowbodies, the majority of which were A320neos.
Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital agreed a 90-strong commitment with ATR, including 30 firm ATR 72-600s and five firm ATR 42-600s. Fresh from the attention after launching its new generation E-Jet E2 family yesterday (see 17 June highlights below), Conviasa and Japan Airlines committed for 11 of Embraer's existing E-Jet family.
HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY 17 JUNE
Embraer led the way in order and option announcements on the first day of the Paris air show today, landing 365 aircraft commitments after formally launching its new generation for its new E-Jet E2 family.
US regional carrier SkyWest will launch the 80-seat E-175 E2 with a firm order for 100 and purchase rights for another 100 of the type. Lessor ILFC is launching the 97-seat E-190 E2 and 118-seat E-195 E2 with a letter of intent (LoI) covering 100 aircraft, split between 25 firm plus 25 options for the E-190 and 25 firm plus 25 options for the E-195.
Embraer also has LoIs totalling 65 E-Jet E2s from unnamed customers in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The LoIs are split between 15 firm and 50 options for the aircraft.
Airbus secured confirmation of Lufthansa's order for 100 single-aisle aircraft, including 70 A320neo-family twinjets, alongside a 20-strong A380 tentative deal from Doric and 50 more A320neos for ILFC.
Another lessor, GECAS, made a high profile commitment for 10 Boeing 787-10X, ahead of the formal launch of the 787 variant.
Other order activity includes a heads of agreement deal between Superjet and Ilyushin Finance for 20 Superjet 100s, while Bombardier confirmed UK start-up Odyssey Airlines as a previously undisclosed CSeries customer for 10 CS100s.