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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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MISC | The 2011 Le Bourget Airshow Thread

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Airbus Extends Air-Show Domination (Source: Wall Street Journal)

LE BOURGET, France—Airbus continued to dominate orders at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, while Bombardier Inc. made a breakthrough in Asia.

The new Airbus A320neo aircraft won more than 100 more commitments on the second day of the industry's banner event, with deals for airlines in Europe, Asia and the U.S. as well as leasing companies, setting the European plane maker up to eclipse the record 728 orders won at the 2007 show.

"It's two stories: In the U.S. and Western Europe, airlines are replacing older planes. And Asia, the Middle East and Latin America are growth markets," said Jeff Knittel, president of transportation finance at CIT Group Inc., as the leasing unit announced another slew of orders.

"Airlines are fundamentally stronger than they've been in years," said Mr. Knittel, as CIT unveiled the largest deal of the day with a commitment for 50 A320neos with a list price of $4.6 billion.

The Airbus order book at the show swelled to 263 orders valued at $26.1 billion—excluding discounts—with commitments for 121 A320-family planes on Tuesday. The unit of European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co. NV expects its A320neo book to swell above 600 by the end of the show on Thursday.

Canada's Bombardier secured its first customer in Asia with Korean Air Lines Co. signing a letter of intent for 10 of the larger CSeries aircraft, with options for 10 more and purchase rights on 10 additional CS300 planes.


The narrowbody market for planes with between 100 and 200 seats is the key battleground for the industry, with the duopoly between Airbus and Boeing Co. in the sector set to end over the next few years.

Bombardier, Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., or Comac, and a potential new launch from Brazil's Embraer SA are all competing for a slice of the largest commercial-aircraft segment. While the Comac C919, slated for entry into service in 2016, is seen aimed largely at the domestic market, company officials said they were working with overseas carriers, including Ryanair and an unnamed U.S. airline.

General Electric Co., a partner in the Comac program, said it saw a market to sell 3,000 of the planes, higher than previous expectations. GE said it expected to win orders worth more than $10 billion at the show from sales of engines, avionics and technical and financial services.

GE Capital Aviation Services, or Gecas, the world's largest aircraft lessor, made its first commitment for the Boeing 747-8 freighter on Tuesday, with a firm order for two, as well as eight 777-300ERs.

Norman Liu, head of the Gecas unit, said at an analysts' presentation that the company remains underweight in widebody aircraft and was pursuing financing opportunities for planes such as the Airbus A330, Boeing 787 and revamped 747.

While Boeing has yet to decide how to respond to the A320neo—either by revamping its own 737 model or building an all-new plane—Airbus has started to win business from its U.S. rival.

Garuda Indonesia ordered 15 standard A320s and 10 A320neos, with the latter aimed at its low-cost unit, an existing 737 operator.


Other A320neo orders Tuesday included one for 40 aircraft from JetBlue Airways Corp. and a firm commitment from Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways for six re-engined versions of the stretched A321. Garuda is also taking options for another 25 aircraft.

Airbus already has bettered its performance at Farnborough, England, last year, when it took in customer commitments for a total of 255 aircraft valued at $28 billion, including 133 firm orders worth more than $13 billion. The order inflow at Airbus is expected to continue. Airbus has scheduled two announcements for Wednesday and possibly one Thursday.

Boeing on Tuesday picked up an order for 15 737-800 aircraft worth $1.2 billion at list prices from low-fare carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, while late Monday in Washington, D.C., MIAT Mongolian Airlines ordered two 737-800s and one 767-300ER in a $245 million deal. Malaysian Airline System Bhd. exercised an option to buy 10 737-800s for $800 million at current list prices.

Russia's OAO Aeroflot will receive eight long-haul 777-300ERs. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's orders and deliveries website.
—Peter Sanders and Caroline Van Hasselt in Le Bourget, Jonathan Buck in London and Doug Cameron in Chicago contributed to this article.

Write to David Pearson at [email protected] and Daniel Michaels at [email protected]
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM   #2
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How things are for both manufacturers as of tuesday:
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NYTimes Airbus chalked up $11 billion in new jet orders and commitments on Tuesday, bringing its total haul for the first two days of the show to more than $26 billion.

Boeing received new orders worth $4.7 billion, bringing its two-day total to nearly $16 billion.
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AIRBUS orders - PARIS AIR SHOW 2011

DAY 1 - Total: $15.190 billion

Client: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
Aircrafts: 60 A320neo
Amount: $5.5 billion

Client: Saudi Arabia Airlines
Aircrafts: 4 A330-300S
Amount: $890 million

Client: SAS AB
Aircrafts: 30 A320neo
Amount: $2.8 billion

Client: Air Lease Corporation
Aircrafts: 50 A320neo, 11 A330s, 1 A321
Amount: $6 billion

DAY 2 - Total: $10.835 billion

Client: TransAsia Airways
Aircrafts: 6 A320neo
Amount: $635 million

Client: CIT Aerospace
Aircrafts: 50 A320neo
Amount: $4.6 billion

Client: Garuda Indonesia/ CityLink
Aircrafts: 10 A320neo, 15 A320
Amount: $2.2 billion

Client: JetBlue Airways
Aircrafts: 40 A320neo
Amount: $3.4 billion
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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Another kind of competition:

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Pratt Revs Up Jet-Engine War (Source: Wall Street Journal)
GE and Rolls-Royce jockey to beat resurgent rival as Boeing and Airbus pursue their own dogfight

LE BOURGET, France—As Airbus and Boeing Co. vie for jetliner orders at the Paris Air Show here, another battle is raging over the engines to power the planes.

In a twist on the long-running competition, Pratt & Whitney, which lay low for much of the past decade, is shaking up the market. Another U.S. player, General Electric Co., and rival Rolls-Royce PLC of the U.K., which had dismissed the chance of a Pratt resurgence, are now jockeying to respond.

Airlines generally buy engines separately from airplanes, and each jetliner model comes with specific engine options. Engine makers, like plane makers, compete fiercely on sales price and champion their wares. They make big profits on long-term maintenance and spare-parts contracts they sell with the engines, so failing to be selected for a new airliner family means decades of lost revenue.

Pratt, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has spent more than $1 billion over the past decade developing a new jet engine called the geared turbofan, which uses very different technology from engines offered by GE and Rolls. It took Pratt several years to win acceptance for the GTF.

The first step came in 2007, when it won the competition to power Bombardier Inc.'s forthcoming CSeries passenger jet. And in a coup, Airbus last year selected the GTF as one of two engine options on its revamped A320 single-aisle workhorse. That instantly gave Pratt entree into a marketplace it had all but abandoned in the early 1990s.

The competing engine is built by CFM, a joint venture of GE and Safran SA of France. CFM makes the sole engine sold with Boeing's 737, its hot-selling rival to the A320. Boeing is now considering whether to modernize or replace the 737, and a separate engine battle is emerging on that front.

As Airbus, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co., started winning A320neo orders from airlines early this year, Pratt's GTF grabbed an early market lead. GE and Safran's CFM venture scrambled to defend its position in a segment it has long dominated.

For decades, Pratt's only connection to the lucrative A320 market had been with a multicompany joint venture with Rolls and others under the brand International Aero Engines. With the GTF, Pratt chose to fly solo. Rolls ended up sidelined in the single-aisle segment, at least for now.

Before the Paris show began Monday, CFM officials said they were unfazed by Pratt's early successes and disputed their rival's claims about its engine's superior performance.

"You can lose the battle and win the war, and we choose our battles very carefully. We know when to pull out and when to stay in," Chaker Chahrour, executive vice president of CFM, said of contests the company has recently lost.

At the air show this week, CFM has announced a slew of orders for its competing Leap-X engine on the A320neo. Pratt has also logged new orders for the GTF, in a war of sales and publicity as heated as any at the massive trade show this year.

"I know GE is on attack mode with us, and I'm OK with that," said Bob Saia, the vice president at Pratt who oversees the GTF. "The competition is tough, and I'm glad to be in it rather than on the sidelines."

For Rolls, which recently has focused on developing engines for big jetliners, the A320neo was one project too many, executives say.

"We have a lot of options for what we can do," said Mark King, president of civil aerospace at Rolls. "We can't do them all."

Mr. King said he hoped Boeing would develop a completely new model to replace the 737. "We'd be fully engaged with that," he said.

Pratt's success with the A320neo also buoys its hopes of breaking CFM's long monopoly on the 737. Boeing has said it will probably decide by year end whether to replace the model or follow Airbus's tactic and add new engines to the existing airplane.
In either case, all three big engine firms are competing hard to be included in the new product.

Write to Peter Sanders at [email protected] and Daniel Michaels at [email protected]
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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Some rumours say the Indian airline IndiGo might be signing for up to 180 A320, Qatar Airways 50 more (plus some A380), Colombia's Avianca 51 A320, and Kuwait's leasing company ALAFCO 6 A350. If that were true, Airbus might end up being closer to 1,000 A320's than to its previous objective of 500 planes sold which has already been achieved by a wide margin
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AirAsia in final talks to buy A320neo planes
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AirAsia Bhd, Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier, is close to completing talks to buy as many as 200 A320neo aircraft from Airbus SAS, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Kamarudin Meranun said in an interview in Sepang, near Kuala Lumpur today. -- Bloomberg

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Republic Airways Announces Order for 80 Airbus NEO Aircraft source
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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And 20 more for LAN source and Avianca's order's been confirmed: source

this is the most successful commercial aircraft launch ever
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What do you think will be Boeings response to strong sales? Do they develop a new aircraft to launch in 10 years time accepting theyve missed out and trying to jumpstart the next market cycle or rush out their own upgrade in 4-5 to try and get a share of the market?
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INDIGO FIRMS UP ORDER FOR 150 A320NEO AND 30 A320S


India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has firmed up its historic order for 180 airbus single aisle aircraft. The firming up of the order for 150 A320neo and 30 A320 follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier in January.

The order makes IndiGo one of the A320neo launch customers. Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date. Today’s order for 180 aircraft is on top of a firm order for 100 A320s placed June 2005. Out of the 2005 order, 44 aircraft have already been delivered.

“Our order with Airbus will further establish IndiGo as a leading carrier in the Indian market, and one that continues to offer low fares and high service. Our existing order for 100 A320s and the order announced today will help meet India’s growing flying market, in the most cost efficient and environmentally responsible way possible,” said Aditya Ghosh, IndiGo’s President.

“This record order for our A320neo will enable IndiGo to achieve the maximum benefit from India’s projected strong passenger traffic growth over the coming years. Today’s agreement is clear endorsement of our A320neo and we thank Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia for their confidence and commitment to Airbus,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO.

Over 7,000 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and more than 4,700 delivered to more than 330 customers and operators worldwide. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit into existing fleets while offering up to 500 nautical miles (950 kilometres) more range or two tonnes more payload.

The A320neo, available from 2015, incorporates new more efficient engines and large wing tip devices called “Sharklets” delivering significant fuel savings of 15 percent, which is equivalent to 1.4 million litres of fuel per aircraft per year, or the consumption of 1,000 mid sized cars. This saves 3,600 tonnes of CO2 annually per aircraft. In addition, the A320neo provides a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise.
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Day 3 Airbus sales summary

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DAY 3 - Total: $33.740 billion

Client: ALAFCO
Aircrafts: 6 A350-900, 30 A320neo
Amount: $4.34 billion

Client: AviancaTaca
Aircrafts: 33 A320neo, 18 A320
Amount: $4.5 billion

Client: Republic Airways Holdings Inc/Frontier Airlines
Aircrafts: 40 A320neo, 40 A319neo
Amount: $7 billion

Client: IndiGo
Aircrafts: 150 A320neo, 30 A320
Amount: $16.2 billion

Client: LAN Airlines
Aircrafts: 20 A320neo
Amount: $1.7 billion
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What do you think will be Boeings response to strong sales? Do they develop a new aircraft to launch in 10 years time accepting theyve missed out and trying to jumpstart the next market cycle or rush out their own upgrade in 4-5 to try and get a share of the market?
Unless they have something already being developed and they're hiding it, their best bet in my opinion would be to revamp the 737 just as Airbus has done with A320, otherwise they risk taking too long to launch the new product and therefore losing clients to Airbus precisely when the airlines will be in dare need to replace their ageing models in what now is the most important market for airliners (usually the value of two-aisle planes got 55% of the market share by value, whilst now it's the one-aisle planes taking 55% of market share)... but time will tell...
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*DINGDINGDING*

http://event.airbus.com/airshows/bou...-aircraft.html

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AirAsia orders 200 A320neo aircraft

AirAsia, the largest low cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 200 A320neo aircraft. The contract, announced at the Paris Air Show today, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 Family and makes AirAsia the biggest airline customer for the Airbus single aisle product line worldwide. AirAsia announced that its A320neo aircraft will be powered by CFM International’s new LEAP-X engines.

Altogether, AirAsia has now placed firm orders for 375 A320 Family aircraft, with 89 already in service on the carrier's fast-growing pan-Asian network. In addition, the carrier's long haul affiliate AirAsia X is also an all-Airbus customer having placed orders for 38 widebody aircraft.

“With this historic deal AirAsia has secured its future with the ability to meet the huge growth potential offered by the Asian market," said Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia. "Our decision to be one of the launch customers for the A320neo will ensure that we remain at the forefront of our business, with one of the world's youngest and most modern fleets."

“Thanks to the incredible entrepreneurial spirit of Tony Fernandes and the energy of his team, Air Asia has established itself as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative and respected airlines in the business," said Tom Enders, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus. "This landmark deal is the strongest endorsement yet of our decision to invest in the development of the A320neo and further consolidates the market-leading position of the Airbus single aisle product line."

Incorporating new engines and large wing tip devices called sharklets, the A320neo will deliver fuel savings of 15 percent and additional range capability of 500 nautical miles (950 kilometers), or the ability to carry two tonnes more payload at a given range. For the environment, the fuel savings translate into some 3,600 tonnes less CO2 per aircraft per year. In addition, the A320neo will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise. The A320neo will have over 95% airframe commonality with the existing models, enabling it to fit seamlessly into existing A320 Family fleets.

The A320 Family (A318, A319, A320 and A321) is recognised as the benchmark single-aisle aircraft family. Over 7,000 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and more than 4,700 delivered to more than 330 customers and operators worldwide.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #14
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At the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Airbus won about US$72.2 billion worth of business for a total of 730 aircraft. This success sets a new record for any commercial aircraft manufacturer at any air show ever. The commitments comprise Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 312 aircraft worth US$28.2 billion and firm purchase orders for 418 aircraft worth around US$44.0 billion.

The A320neo Family was clearly the star of the week and proved irresistible to airlines and lessors alike, by winning an unprecedented 667 commitments worth some US$60.9 billion. Furthermore, this means that total A320neo Family backlog since its launch in December 2010 has now reached 1,029 units, making it by far the best selling airliner in the history of commercial aviation.

In addition to the A320neo Family’s success, the standard A320 Family also continues to be popular, having received 34 commitments worth US$2.8 billion at the show. Commitments were also received for 11 A330s worth US$2.4 billion, six A350s worth US$1.6 billion, and 12 A380s worth US$4.5 billion.

“Le Bourget 2011 is a strong confirmation of our product strategy. With over 1,000 commitments just half a year after launch our A320neo is a real bestseller,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO.” "I have to admit, I largely underestimated the market demand for neo before this show.”

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern, comprehensive and efficient passenger aircraft family on the more than 100-seat market, while its military division is the global leader for transport, tanker and surveillance airlifters. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.
congrats to Airbus! pity the A380 for Hong Kong Airlines has not yet been disclosed though
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