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Paris 2017: Airbus versus Boeing

Airbus launched a new digital platform and Boeing forecast big growth in demand for technology and data to guide aviation industry decisions.The 737 MAX continues to be the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3 700 orders to date.Boeing and Mauritania Airlines today announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airplane at the 2017 Paris Air Show.Of the latest batch to be ordered, five will be delivered in the first half of 2019, with the second five scheduled to arrive a year later.The Paris Air Show and its counterpart at Farnborough in Britain in even-numbered years are the biggest annual events in the industry where aircraft manufacturers often end up announcing a majority of the orders they take in over the year. He also questioned whether the introduction of a fifth member of the MAX family would allow airlines to preserve the value of their assets for possible resale – a key barometer of aviation finance that influences both old and new prices.Boeing secured twice as much in order value at the Paris Air Show as rival Airbus as demand for the Max 10, the biggest version of its 737 workhorse, pushed the USA planemaker to its first win at the aviation industry’s annual showcase in five years. The single-aisle plane can carry up to 230 passengers and competes with the Airbus A320neo family.Meanwhile, rival Airbus said it booked firm orders of 144 planes valued at $18.5 billion and memorandums of understanding for 182 aircraft valued at $21.2 billion.Airbus SE booked 144 firm orders at the Paris Air Show and secured deals for another 182 airliners, including commitments early Thursday from Iranian carriers that still require government approvals. The partnership will seek to capitalise on Boeing’s strength and reach within the industry and the expertise of Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), which has been providing maintenance, fix and overhaul services to some of the world’s best-known airlines for 50 years. Boeing says the 737 MAX 10 is a lighter plane with a longer wing, making it more efficient.Malaysia Airlines was another carrier converting a previous 737 order, this time from the MAX 8 to the MAX 10.French President Emmanuel Macron officially opened the biennial Paris Air Show, arriving on a Airbus A400M military transport plane.The six orders for the current 777 are also significant, in that they will help bridge the production gap in Everett before Boeing starts manufacturing the new model 777X, Tinseth said. This new order brings the total number of Airbus aircraft ordered by GECAS to nearly 600.SpiceJet who is India’s fourth largest airline signs a deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 Max 10 jets at the cost of ₹30,298 crores.