The Farnborough Airshow has kicked off in Farnborough, England. Here are some of the top orders from Day 1 of the event. Check Aeronautics each day for a recap of top orders from the Farnborough Airshow.


Goshawk Aviation Limited announced an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order is worth $2.3 billion at list prices. Goshawk, an Irish leasing company, announced the order not long after the Irish government announced the creation of a new administrative board to advise the aircraft leasing companies based in Ireland.

Both DHL and Qatar Airways have inked deals for Boeing 777 Freighters. The Qatar deal, which includes five of the aircraft, is worth $1.7 billion a list prices. It was first announced as a commitment in April. Meanwhile, DHL ordered for 14 of the 777Fs with rights for seven additional aircraft. The firm order, worth $4.7 billion, will reportedly double DHL’s 777 fleet; the new aircraft will be among DHL’s most efficient.

United Airlines has ordered four 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The order, which was originally listed for an unidentified customer on Boeing’s website, is valued at $1.1 billion.

United Airlines has ordered four additional 787s from Boeing.
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Romanian Air Transport has ordered five 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The deal is worth $586 million at list prices and was previously listed for an unidentified customer on Boeing’s website.

Jackson Square Aviation has ordered 30 737 MAX aircraft, a deal with $3.5 billion.

GOL Airlines has ordered an additional 15 737 MAX 8 planes. The aircraft also plans to convert 30 current MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s.


Airbus is in talks for deals with multiple Asian airlines. Together, the deals are worth up to $29 billion. At the time of writing, none of the deals are officially closed and are subject to further negotiations. Nevertheless, here are some of the deals currently in talks.

StarLux Airlines, based in Taiwan, has announced intent for 18 A350 aircraft, including five A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s. The order is worth $6 billion at list prices.

Sichuan Airlines is interested in 10 A350-900s, an order worth $3.2 billion.

AirAsia is reportedly in talks with Airbus for a deal worth over $20 billion.
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Airbus also has a deal in the works with AirAsia. The order could be worth as much as $23 billion. The order, along with the orders placed by other Asian carriers, is likely in response to growing demand in the Asian market.

A group of investors including JetBlue founder David Neeleman are reportedly interested in buying 60 A220 planes. The order reportedly isn’t associated with JetBlue and could be evidence that Neeleman is seriously considering launching a new low-cost carrier in the United States.


United Airlines also ordered 25 Embraer E-175 planes, a deal that Boeing will most likely handle due to the manufacturer’s purchase of a majority stake in Embraer’s commercial program.

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