Boeing Gains More Customers Than Airbus at Paris Air Show

Posted June 27, 2017

"We are delighted to announce Blue Air as Romania's first 737 MAX customer", Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president for European sales Monty Oliver said. Blue Air's fleet now includes 29 Boeing 737 aircraft.

He also noted the commercial aircraft market was at a low point in its business cycle, with many airlines waiting for delivery of aircraft ordered in previous years.

Boeing's head of airplane developments also told Reuters he was "very optimistic" of pressing ahead with a mid-market jet project created to open up new routes from the middle of the next decade. For the last four consecutive years, FlightStats has recognized Copa Airlines as "Best Airline in Latin America" for its on-time performance and service quality, and, for the last two consecutive years, Copa Airlines was recognized as "The World's Second Most On-Time Airline", by OAG. One of the first leasing companies to order any member of the 737 Max family, Air Lease now counts 130 Max jets in its orderbook.

During its closing press conference at the Paris Air Show Thursday morning, Boeing Co.

The company scrambled to put together the Max 10 in response to the demand from airlines for more fuel-efficient planes carrying more passengers. The Dublin based carrier is the largest 737-800 customer in the world and the largest Boeing operator in Europe.

Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet has signed a provisional deal to buy 40 MAX 10s.

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For its part, Airbus landed a firm order for 10 IAE V2500-powered A321s from Hungary's Wizz Air.

United Airlines has entered a new agreement with Boeing to convert an order for 100 737 MAX aircraft into 737 MAX 10s.

Boeing took more orders for the recently announced 737 MAX 10 on the third day of the Paris Air Show on Wednesday. Boeing's chief plane salesman Ihssane Mounir said the conversions were partly a reflection of buyers wanting to move quickly to acquire the new plane.

New "plus"-size version Airbus will also showcase its new long-haul model A3501000 and Boeing its 787-10 Dreamliner, while Ukraine's Antonov will present its 132 D. Airbus will have on hand a new "plus"-size version of its A380 as it tries to revive interest among airlines in the superjumbo double-decker aircraft".

Such a cross-section will reduce the overall size of the jet at the cost of cutting the available cargo space below the passenger cabin.