Boeing vs. Airbus Who Stole the Dubai Air Show 2017?
Dubai Air Show 2017 witnessed some landmark deals involving renowned jet makers from across the globe, showcasing their state-of-the art aircraft . The Air Show ended on Nov 16 with a record-breaking orders of $114 billion comparing to $37.2 billion orders signed in 2015.
Boeing sealed a deal worth $15.1 billion for delivering 40 787-10 Dreamliners to Emirates airline, on the very first day of the show. The company clinched another significant deal worth $27 billion for delivering 225 737 MAX airplanes to flydubai airlines. This marked the largest-ever single-aisle jet order for Boeing, from a Middle East carrier.Apart from these two orders, Boeing received an order from the Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company for supplying 20 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $2.2 billion. Additionally, the company secured an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters, valued at $1.9 billion, from Azerbaijan Airlines. Further, the aerospace giant got a new customer, when Egyptair agreed to lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.. On the other side Airbus won the largest commercial jet order in its history when Indigo Partners agreed to buy its 430 aircraft in its A320neo family, for nearly $50 billion. With this order, Indigo Partners doubled its existing order of 427 A320 family aircraft.
Apart from this, Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Kuwaiti carrier Wataniya airways signed a deal to lease 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft for $2.7 billion, while Air Arabia, the Middle East low cost carrier, agreed to lease six Airbus A321neo aircraft. AerCap and Egypt Air negotiated a deal with Airbus during the Dubai Air Show to lease 15 Airbus A320neo. •
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