Airbus has tough first day at Farnborough with just four aircraft sales, compared to 100 for Boeing

FARNBOROUGH, England, 9 July 2012. European aircraft giant Airbus in Toulouse, France, ended the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England, with just four aircraft sales to report so far during the major European air show this week.

At close of business Monday, Airbus had reported a four-aircraft deal involving the sale of four Airbus A321neo next-generation narrow-body passenger jetliners to Arkia Israeli Airlines in Tel Aviv, Israel, the second largest Israeli airline.

The A321neo is part of the Airbus A320neo family of fuel-efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft, which will enter service in 2015. The A320neo family -- short for new engine option -- has fuel-efficient engines and wingtip sharklets to make the most of fuel efficiency.

The order Monday makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date.

The Arkia Israeli Airlines aircraft will be configured in a single all economy class seating 220 passengers. Arkia to operate the aircraft to destinations in the Middle East and Europe.

The four-aircraft order brings total aircraft orders and options in and around Farnborough to about 151 as of close of business Monday. By close of the first day of Farnborough, Boeing took 127 orders and options from Air Lease Corp. and Virgin Australia the 737 MAX aircraft; Bombardier took conditional orders for 15 CSeries narrow-body jetliners; and Embraer took orders for five E190 passenger jets.

For more information contact Airbus online at www.airbus.com, or the Farnborough International Airshow at www.farnborough.com. Also follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence daily Farnborough show coverage online at www.militaryaerospace.com/farnborough-report.

Follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence news updates on Twitter

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Featured Slideshow

Evolution of the American soldier

The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic protection, increasing storage space, protection from poison gas and other contaminants.

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

On Demand Webcasts

Engineering the VPX high-speed data path for physical and signal integrity

Join Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity, for an overview webinar of the standards, technologies and trends involving VITA and TE.

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE