Boeing Set to Announce New Business at Farnborough Show


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New airliner orders are expected to be on the light side for this year’s Farnborough International Airshow but Boeing is still set to be in the money with more than a dozen deals expected to be announced here over the next three days.

Five of the new contracts will likely be with Chinese carriers, including Xiamen Airlines.

India’s Jet Airways, Air Europa, Norwegian, TUI, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Qatar Airways are also set to sign new deals, along with the leasing arm of the Standard Chartered bank and Air Lease Corporation.

The breakdown of aircraft types to be ordered remained unclear on Sunday evening, but it seems likely to include some freighter versions of the 767 and 737-800.

There also will likely be one or more orders for the Boeing Business Jet announced before the show closes.