Now that the dust has settled on another Paris air show, Flightglobal has quizzed its data to reveal the most-read stories from Le Bourget

1. Paris air show 2015 order tracker (75,000 page views)

No real surprise in finding a clear winner here. Appropriately for a top ten listing, to see the order tracker at no. 1 confirms what we all know – if nothing else, people like counting things, be it aeroplanes or money.

Air Astana Airbus order PAS15 c billypix

Air Astana got some


2. JF-17 wins first export order (19,000)

This story came out on Sunday – before Le Bourget formally opened on Monday morning, confirming the widely-held suspicion that the Paris air show actually runs for about two weeks. Its appearance at Paris also confirmed that the Chinese-Pakistani "Thunder" fighter is a rather sexy aircraft.

JF-17 PAS15 flying c billypix

JF-17 debut


3. Aeroflot cancels 787 order (19,000)

To have "Aeroflot", "cancel" and "787" all in one headline is a good way to grab readers' attention. Twenty-two aircraft is neither here or there to Boeing, but reading between the lines one wonders how long it will be before we see the words "Aeroflot", "over-expansion" and "fleet review" together.

Aeroflot 787 c Boeing

On second thought...


4. Wizz signs for 110 high-density A321neos (12,000)

This order from the central European budget carrier was the biggest of the show. If you own a company that makes magenta paint, now's a good time to ramp up production – Airbus needs you.

A321neo WIZZ AIR 640 c aIRBUS

No missing it


5. Airbus in early talks over moderate A380 stretch (9,000)

Another guaranteed click-winner – but don't rush out to book your seats just yet. "Moderate" and a 2020-ish timeframe, and nothing hard about new engines for a neo version.

PAS 2015 - day 3 demo  A380

A380: Paris air wow


6. Garuda signs for 30 A350s after striking 787 deal (8,000)

Developing its long-haul business is a priority for Garuda Indonesia boss Arif Wibowo, and the A350 can fly nonstop from Jakartaand Bali to Europe.

Airbus Garuda A330 signing PAS15

Sign, pay, fly


7. Comac wins commitments for 64 jets (8,000)

Ping An Leasing's bid for 50 C919s takes Comac's order book above 500; roll-out is expected later this year.


499 more, please

8. Airbus confident of avoiding further A330 cut (8,000)

One of Toulouse's big challenges is to keep the A330 line humming while it gets ready for a 2017 changeover to the increasingly popular neo version. As the French would say, these are the problems of rich people.


Coming soon enough?


9. Airbus partners up to relaunch A320 P2F programme (7,000)

Airbus went into the 2011 Paris air show having cancelled its A320 passenger-to-freighter programme because demand for passenger versions was soaring – but something still has to happen to all those A320s.

A321 A320P2F

Deja vu


10. GECAS to be 737-800 conversion launch customer (6,000)

The lessor plans to have Aeronautical Engineers turn up to 20 of its -800s into freighters.

Boeing GECAS 787-800 c Boeing

When it's finished with self-loading cargo...