What will we be flying in 2023

The Paris Air Show sales give a good indication as to what the fleets of the world will look like in a decade. It looks like the airlines were buying -with plane orders for over $US140 billion dollars being placed.

Airbus, the European plane maker announced orders at the show for 466 planes worth $US68.7 billion including numerous orders for their new A350 (pictured below). The deals include options for 225 aircraft worth US$29.4 billion and firm purchase orders for 241 aircraft worth US$39.3 billion. There was strong interest in the A320neo ( New Engine Option) which will be flying from 2015 as well as steady sales for the A320ceo (current engine option).

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Boeing sold 422 planes for $66 billion including more than 100 orders for its newest plane the 787-10 stretched version of the 787, which debuted at the Show. There was strong interest in the 737MAX due for delivery in 2017.

ATR, a French-Italian group that makes turbo-propeller aircraft had 83 firm orders worth $US4.1 billion.

Brazil’s Embraer has 100 orders for its a new family of regional jets with 215 other intentions to purchase the aircraft. Show orders came to $US5.3 billion.

    Key Orders

  • Air France-KLM — 25 Airbus A350
  • Hong Kong Aviation Capital for 60 Airbus A320s
  • CIT Aerospace (leasing company) — 30 Boeing 737 MAX
  • Doric Lease Corp — 20 A380s – fancy leasing a mega jumbo?
  • easyJet said it intended to buy 100 Airbus A320neos and 35ceos
  • ILFC —50 Airbus A320s
  • Ryanair — 175 Boeing 737-800
  • SriLankan Airlines — 6 Airbus A350s with an option for 4 more
  • Spirit — 20 Airbus A320s
  • Syphax Airlines (Tunisia) — 3 Airbus A320s
  • Nordic Aviation Capital— 35 ATR-600 aircraft with an option on 55 more
  • Singapore Airlines —34 Airbus A350s
  • United Airlines —10 Airbus A350s

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