News from Farnborough over the weekend

Rolls-Royce has won a $630m (£408m) contract with Brazil-based Synergy Group, which operates several airlines in South America and one in Africa.  Rolls will offer their ‘TotalCare’ long-term engine service support for Synergy Aerospace’s nine new A330s, of which six will be passenger and three freighter aircraft.

Airbus announced its sales and commitments book for the Air Show week was worth £11 billion ($16.7bn).  But this was topped by Boeing, who had higher sales largely as a result of a single order from United Airlines.  This was worth £9.5 billion ($14.7bn.), and was for 150 new aircraft, of which 100 will be the new 737 MAX 9, and 50 will be the Boeing 737-900ER.  This means that the total number of orders for the Boeing 737 family of planes is now over 10,000 aircraft.

Bombardier announced that they had another order for up to 20 of their CSeries aircraft (see last week’s blog) from Air Baltic, potentially worth $1.47bn.  This is in addition to their order for six Q400 NextGen airliners from Canadian firm Jazz Aviation.   We did not mention in our previous blog that Bombardier have a manufacturing plant in Belfast.   This makes mid fuselage and wing mounted flight components for the Q400 and advanced composite wings for the CSeries.

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