The 2010 edition of the Farnborough International Air Show is officially over, and here is our updated summary of commercial aircraft orders at this year’s event. It adds a few we missed in our last report, and removes some that were simply announcements identifying customers in orders previously reported but attributed to unidentified customers.
No two lists of air show orders will match perfectly, because there are no rigidly-defined criteria about what constitutes an “order.” For this summary we count firm orders, letters of intent, and memoranda of understanding, but we exclude options. As mentioned above, we exclude announcements identifying customers in previously published orders. And finally, we include orders announced during the time frame of the show, even if the announcement did not come from a press release issued at the show itself.
Based on those criteria, we show a total of 736 orders, as follows:
Not included in the above total, but worth mentioning, are announcements identifying previously unidentified customers for a total of 117 aircraft, including:
Air Austral: two 777s
Alaska Airlines: two 737s
Azerbaijan Airlines: two 767-300Fs and one 767-300ER pax unit
Okay Airways: ten 737s
Qatar Airlines: two 777s
RBS Aviation Capital: forty-three 737s, and fifty-two A320s
Royal Jordanian: three 787s