Farnborough air show order tracker 2018

| July 16, 2018

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Much of this represented the firming of earlier announced business or the unveiling of previously undisclosed customers – with 158 of the orders covering business previously booked by the manufacturers and attributed to undisclosed customers. The majority of this related to Boeing’s announcements. This included confirmation of Jet Airways’ follow-on order for 75 Boeing 737 Max 8s, which the airline detailed in June.

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Aeronautics Fund, is a commercial aircraft leasing company specializing in narrow-body aircraft older than 15 years and owns a fleet of CFM56-5A and CFM56-3C1 engines on lease around the world. The company is active in America, Europe and Asia.Aeronautics Fund, is a commercial aircraft leasing company specializing in narrow-body aircraft older than 15 years and owns a fleet of CFM56-5A and CFM56-3C1 engines on lease around the world. The company is active in America, Europe and Asia.

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