Paris: Maindeck yes, belly no

This year’s edition of the Paris Air Show was different. The headline news at both the Paris and Farnborough Air Shows has traditionally been one or more (usually more) orders for large widebody passenger jets. This year? At the 2017 Paris Air Show, we know of only fourteen orders for large widebody passenger jets. Ethiopian […]
  • David Harris
  • June 26, 2017

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is on display at the Paris Show. […]
  • David Harris
  • June 20, 2017

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the first of four aircraft in that […]
  • David Harris
  • June 19, 2017

After Paris II – The changing fleet

Yesterday we looked at orders deliveries and backlogs for the four commercial jet freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing. Today we turn our attention to the state of the large widebody freighter fleet as a whole, asking how the entry into service of the current generation of large freighters – and the demand growth seen […]
  • David Harris
  • July 14, 2015

Paris – a good show for freighters

In recent years, the world’s big air shows have not featured much interest in freighters, but things changed at this year’s Paris Air Show. The charts below summarize the 990 orders and commitments announced at the show for full-size commercial jets, regional jets, and turboprops. These include firm orders, letters of intent, and memoranda of understanding, […]
  • David Harris
  • June 18, 2015

Paris – Day Two

Orders continued to pour in during the second day of the Paris Air Show, although not quite at the rate we saw on Day One. No freighter orders today, as most of the action centered around narrowbody jets in the 737 and A320 Families. AerCap made the biggest splash, with a firm order for 100 […]
  • David Harris
  • June 16, 2015

Nine 777F orders on Paris Day One

Let the games begin! Day One of the Paris Air Show, and aircraft orders are pouring in. By the end of the day, thirteen airlines, five lessors, and one government had signed firm orders or letters of intent to purchase 407 commercial jets, regional jets, and turboprops. Of interest to the readers of Cargo Facts, […]
  • David Harris
  • June 15, 2015

A Paris rehearsal

Boeing pilots practicing for the Paris Air Show, where this Vietnam Airlines 787-9 will perform.
  • David Harris
  • June 14, 2015