Long-haul jets get boost at Paris Air Show

Airbus and Boeing both win pledges for big purchases

On the first day of the world’s biggest and oldest air show, Airbus and Boeing both won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body aircraft.
GECAS, the aircraft leasing arm of General Electric, pledged to buy 10 Boeing 787s at the Paris Air Show, while Qatar Airways made orders for the US manufacturer’s other long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777. Airbus announced a potential order for 20 for its A380s, from Doric Lease Corp.
Airbus is still hoping to attract attention to its new wide-body A350 aircraft, the first flight of which went faultlessly on Friday.
But, like last year’s event, smaller planes also have a good showing, with Lufthansa confirming a deal it made in March for 100 aircraft in the Airbus A320 family. Also the International Lease Finance Corporation made a firm order for 50 A320neo jets.
AP
[pictured: Soon-to-be-delivered British Airways A380; courtesy Airbus]

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