The torrential rain that washed out the opening day of the Farnborough show did not dampen the enthusiasm of the airframers and their customers, who announced orders and commitments for a total of 118 aircraft worth $14.6bn at list prices.
Alongside a Virgin Atlantic order for eight A350-1000s, Air Lease Corp. ordered three more A350-900s and one A321ceo. Air Côte d'Ivoire ordered one A320neo, and Jetstar Pacific committed for 10 A320ceos.
Standard Chartered Bank announced firm orders for 10 Boeing 737-800s, while China's Xiamen Airlines took 30 Boeing 737 MAX 200s and Donghai Airlines committed for an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and five Boeing 787-9s.
In the regional transport sector, Brazil's Embraer unveiled two new customers for its upgraded, re-engined E2-Jet family. Arkia Airlines signed a letter of intent for six E195-E2s with purchase rights for a further four, while Kalstar Aviation of Indonesia ordered five E190-E2s firm, plus an equal number of purchase rights. Nordic Aviation Capital signed a firm order for four E190s.
Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. unveiled the first European customer for its MRJ regional jet — Swedish lessor Rockton AB announced firm orders for 10 MRJ90s with options for an additional 10 aircraft.