United Orders 100 of Newest Boeing Jet, Delta Chooses Airbus

After a show in which both manufacturers did brisk business under a sweltering sun, the European planemaker said today it won 326 net new orders and commitments while U.S. rival Boeing said its total was 571.

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. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer.

United has now ordered a total of 18 777-300ERs and began taking delivery of the aircraft past year.

Boeing on Monday unveiled a new version of its best-selling 737 aircraft, injecting life into a faltering civil aviation market as French President Emmanuel Macron flew in to open the world's biggest air show in Paris. SOUNDBITE (English) CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF AIRBUS, JOHN LEAHY, SAYING: "Iran Air tours, we've just finished signing that, about 8 and a half minutes ago, that's 45 A320 Neos".

Boeing and Mauritania Airlines today announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airplane at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

The US plane giant now expects 29,530 deliveries in the medium-haul single-aisle class which is popular with economical airlines.

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. "We're especially proud that CALC is part of the MAX 10 launch, and we're honored that this is their first direct purchase from Boeing".

The 737 MAX continues to be the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3 700 orders to date. The new A380 is an attempt to help larger planes make more economic sense, with Airbus claiming the overall improvements will cut costs for airlines by 13 percent per seat.

Three airlines, Copa, Donghai and Malaysia added to the MAX 10's order book, but only as conversions from previous MAX orders.

Leasing firm Aviation Capital Group (ACG), for example, said it had placed an order for 20 of the new 737 MAX 10 jets, worth a total of $2.5 billion at list prices.

"It is getting a big endorsement from airlines and that is leading to more lessors endorsing it too", Ihssane Mounir, Boeing vice president for sales and marketing, told reporters. The two manufacturers have more than 13,000 jets to build in the coming years. Established carriers are also swapping out older, less efficient jets for new versions and low-priced airlines are rapidly expanding their fleets.

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