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Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 02 Jul 2014, 16:01

The Farnborough Air Show is back this month.

Airbus confirms that the A350XWB will make its first airshow appearance Farnborough between July 14-20 (flying and static display).

And, of course, Boeing is bringing 787-9 to FIA14. ZB001 is a test aircraft for flying display.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

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Embraer will unveil a mock-up of the E-Jets E2 cabin interior. The E195 commercial jet and the ERJ 135 Shuttle will be at the static display, along with the large business jet Legacy 650.

Six of Bombardier’s industry-leading aircraft will be on static display. They include the Learjet 75, the Challenger 350, the Challenger 605 and the Global 6000 business jets, as well as the Q400 NextGen turboprop and CRJ900 NextGen regional jet. The Commercial Aircraft Hospitality Lounge will house the mock-up of the CSeries airliner’s flight deck and cabin demonstrator.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 09 Jul 2014, 21:39

Airbus might announce the launch of the A330neo at Farnborough and is looking for potential buyers ahead of the show. The chances have improved of securing at least two buyers.

Airbus Group's board has not so far given official authorisation to start marketing the plane, but is ready to give a green light if commitments are secured for an initial order batch that some estimate between 50 and 100 aircraft.

An A330neo could mean the death of the newer, but poor-selling A350-800.

Possible clients include Delta Air Lines, which is shopping for as many as 50 jets, and AirAsia, which has pushed for an A330 upgrade, as well as lessors that have expressed support such as CIT and Air Lease Corp.

Reuters reported in June that Airbus was poised to launch the A330neo with Rolls-Royce as sole engine supplier.

The aircraft will be offered in two versions equivalent to the two existing 253-seat and 295-seat models and offer 14-15 percent greater efficiency than the existing model.

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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

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Would Boeing be jealous? "Even to have a discussion on the A330neo is a sign that their A350 strategy has failed" says Boeing's Tinseth on arch-rival...
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 10 Jul 2014, 18:06

ATR Static display: An ATR 72-600 in the colors of the Brazilian airline Azul will be on display in the static area of the exhibition. Since its launch at the end of 2007, the ATR 72-600 has become the best-selling regional aircraft with less than 90 seats worldwide. The aircraft is equipped with a new glass cockpit avionics suite and the new “Armonia” cabin created by the Italian industrial designer Giugiaro. The cabin features with the very latest technological passenger comfort innovations.

A DeLorean DMC, concept-car designed by Giugiaro and synonymous with the “Back to the Future” films will also be on display in the static area, next to the ATR 72-600, to symbolize the return of propeller-driven aircraft as the future technology for regional aviation.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 10 Jul 2014, 20:58

A big disappointment on the military side of the event: the F-35 will not fly at the Air Tattoo (a few days before Farnborough) and its appearance at Farnborough itself is in jeopardy as well!

The F-35 fleet has been grounded by the Pentagon since 3 July following an engine fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on 23 June.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 11 Jul 2014, 15:29

The Boeing 787-9 has arrived at Farnborough.

A magnificent Vulcan display in the air today:

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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 11 Jul 2014, 22:19

sn26567 wrote:Airbus might announce the launch of the A330neo at Farnborough
The rumours are getting stronger: the A330-800neo and A330-900neo will be upgraded versions of the A330-200 and A330-300 respectively and include some cabin improvements and 400 nautical miles more range, while Airbus will also study ways of improving the use of floor space.

The new model will have at least 14 percent greater fuel efficiency and a new version (7000) of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine.

The A330neo will have between 252 and 306 seats, slightly more than the Boeing 787-8 or 787-9 and 10 more than the current type of A330.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 13 Jul 2014, 12:36

Qatar Airways will showcase its aircraft for the two major manufacturers: the Airbus A320 Sharklets, the Airbus A350-900 and the Boeing 787-8 will all be exhibited in Qatar colours.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 13 Jul 2014, 17:27

At Farnborough Boeing will announce a new minor model of the 737 MAX: the 200-seat MAX 8 which includes the additional mid-exit door from larger MAX 9. Will it be called the MAX 8.5 ?
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by Flanker2 » 13 Jul 2014, 23:00

The Russian delegations have been denied UK visa's for participation at Farnborough, probably related to the Ukrainian crisis.

http://rt.com/news/172228-farnborough-r ... tion-visa/

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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2014, 10:27

Kick off of the Air Show: IAG orders 20 A320neo Family aircraft intended for operation by British Airways. This order is the conversion of an option from the August 2013 bumper Vueling order. The new aircraft will replace 21 short-haul planes.

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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2014, 11:24

The fight of the giants has begun. Boeing CEO Ray Conner: "777-300ER is outselling A350-1000 nearly 3 to 1."

That's comparing apples and oranges. The A350-1000 should be compared to the B787-10.

On A330neo launch: "We know this airplane from the 1980's. We're very comfortable with our own products."

No 767neo thus?
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2014, 11:38

Some Bombardier Cseries orders: Jordan's Petra Airlines signs LoI for 4 jets and China's Loongair signs LoI for 20 CS100s.

Air Lease Corporation signs a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A330neo and a firm order for 60 A321neo. ALC becomes the first announced A330neo customer.

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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2014, 13:49

Usually Farnborough is a show where Boeing registers a leading sales position (as opposed to Le Bourget where Airbus is in the driver's seat).

But this year it seems that Airbus is stealing the show in Farnborough as well. Still more orders! Amsterdam-based lessor AerCap orders 50 A320neo.

Boeing, at last, is finalizing terms with Monarch for purchase of 30 737 MAX 8s with options for 15 more. Okay Airways orders six 737 MAX 8s and four 737-800s, a $980 million deal at list prices. Avolon orders six Boeing 787-9s, five more 737 MAX 9s

Falcon Aviation Services converts LOI to firm agreement for 2 CS300. And airBaltic is disclosed as the hidden customer that ordered 3 CSeries in February 2014.

More surprising: Eastern Air Lines places a firm order for 20 MRJ90 aircraft from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, even before a test flight has taken place. With an option for 20 more.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has agreed a deal with its long-term partner ATR for 75 ATR 42-600 new aircraft: 25 firm orders and 50 options.
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by sn26567 » 15 Jul 2014, 11:31

Day 2

Last order yesterday: AerCap, the lessor headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has firmed up an order for 50 additional A320neo Family aircraft

Air Lease Corporation announces order for six Boeing 777-300ER, and confirms order of 20 B737 MAX 8.

SMBC Aviation Capital has signed a major firm order for 115 A320 Family aircraft. BOC Aviation orders an additional 43 A320 Family aircraft

Comac reveal several new orders for its ARJ21 regional jet
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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by Inquirer » 15 Jul 2014, 17:13

Looks like lessors are the only ones placing orders?
Any particular reason why airlines are largely absent so far?



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Re: Farnborough Airshow - 14-20 July 2014

Post by AVION1 » 15 Jul 2014, 18:05

BOC Aviation for 43 a320 (7 NEO+36 CEO)

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... -aircraft/

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