Paris Air Show kicks-off next week, as Boeing and Airbus go head-to-head for commercial aircraft orders

Airbus eyes a big order haul from the Paris Air Show for the A220 and A320neo families in light of the Boeing 737 MAX's safety and reputational issues.

Paris Air Show 13 June 2019

PARIS – Airbus -- and to a lesser extent, Boeing -- may be preparing to reveal a slew of new aircraft orders next week at the Paris Air Show, yet 2019 so far has been an extremely quiet year for commercial aircraft orders. The Motley Fool reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

13 June 2019 -- This commercial aircraft order slump continued in May. In fact, Airbus and Boeing combined for just one aircraft sale last month, leaving both aircraft manufacturers' net order totals for 2019 in negative territory.

Through the first three months of 2019, Airbus reported more cancellations than new orders, primarily due to Etihad Airways' move to restructure its order book and Airbus' decision to start winding down production of the A380 jumbo jet. In April, it sold five widebody jets -- three A350-900s and two A330-800neos -- but those orders were completely offset by the cancellation of an order for five A330-200s.

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