Lower levels of business from the big-two airframers meant the Paris air show was one of the quietest in recent years for commercial aircraft order commitments.

Preliminary analysis shows 866 aircraft covered by these commitments, be they firm orders, letters of intent, options or the revealing of previously undisclosed customers.

Yet it remained a busy show. Airbus launched its new longer-range model the A321XLR and secured orders and commitments, including conversions, for over 240 aircraft.

While it was generally a quiet show for Boeing, it did secure a huge confidence boost for its grounded Max when IAG struck a preliminary deal for 200 of the type.

ATR meanwhile closed in on launching a short take-off and landing version of the ATR 42-600 with some initial commitments.

Read our Paris air show commercial aircraft orders report for a breakdown of who announced what at the show.


Source: FlightGlobal.com