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News for the aerospace industry | July 19, 2012

Farnborough International Airshow Post-Show 2012
Boeing and Airbus won $52 billion in orders at last week's Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. Boeing received 396 orders and commitments at the show, and Airbus received 115. "With shrinking budgets domestically, the U.S. aerospace industry is looking for business opportunities abroad, and the Farnborough air show once again proved a good place for companies of all sizes and nationalities to meet," said Alexis Allen, a spokeswoman for the Aerospace Industries Association. Read more here.

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  • Bombardier nets $3.27B in orders at Farnborough
    Bombardier announced it signed deals worth $3.27 billion at the Farnborough International Airshow, which was held last week in the U.K. China Express Airlines, airBaltic, Jazz Aviation and an undisclosed customer placed orders for up to 52 aircraft total from the Canadian manufacturer. For the year to date, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has received 154 firm and conditional orders. The Gazette (Montreal)/The Canadian Press (tiered subscription model) (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rolls-Royce revs up Farnborough display with Lego engine
    Rolls-Royce displayed the world's first engine constructed of Lego bricks at the Farnborough International Airshow. The half-scale model of the Trent 1000 jet engine took eight weeks to build and featured more than 152,000 Lego bricks. "What we do is exciting and we hope that this representation of our technology will help to enthuse and inspire the potential scientists and engineers of the future about the career opportunities they could pursue," said Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce's chief scientific officer. CNN (7/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Farnborough sees fewer firm orders this year
    While aircraft manufacturers reported billions of dollars worth of sales at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, the number of firm deals dipped from last year. This year saw a proliferation of memorandums of understanding and letters of intent as compared with last year's higher number of firm orders. Richard Aboulafia, a vice president at the consulting firm Teal Group Corp., attributes airline wariness to "a perpetual European crisis, sluggish U.S. numbers, and much slower emerging market growth." The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Boeing 737 MAX is star of the show at Farnborough
    Boeing is launching a comeback at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K with its 737 MAX. Last year, Airbus dominated the Paris air show with orders for its A320neo. "This is clearly the year of the MAX," said David Baxt, head of global aerospace and defense investment banking at Jefferies & Co. "This will be the first year since 2006 that Boeing has won more orders." Bloomberg Businessweek (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IAG signs memo of understanding for COMAC C919 at show
    International Airlines Group signed a memo of understanding with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China. The memo signed at the Farnborough International Airshow states that IAG is interested in buying the COMAC C919. The 150-seat aircraft is made in China, and COMAC has received 280 orders for the commercial aircraft designed for short-haul use. (China) (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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