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Boeing received a signed agreement to buy 125# 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Ruili signed an MOU for 20 MAXs and AerCap converted 15 of its existing 737 MAX orders into MAX 10s.Airbus announced an MOU with Iran Air tour for 45 A320 NEOs.
Airbus said that its Paris 2017 tally was 326# planes, with 144 firm orders and MOUs for another 182. Of the orders, 132 were for narrow-bodied and 12 were for widebodies. Its CASA transport business also landed an order for 12 C295 aircraft from Stellwagen. On the last day of the Paris Airshow, Boeing claimed $75 billion in deals for 571 new planes. Airbus said it secured $42 billion in deals for 144 firm orders, along with 202 other looser-commitment plane agreements. That was better than many analysts had expected.
The flurry of orders and commitments secured by Boeing, the world’s No. 1 plane maker, was fueled by its launch of a new narrowbody model, the 737 Max 10. Boeing got 16 customers to sign up to the new plane, including United Continental Holdings Inc . It exits the Paris show with 361 deals for the new plane. “There is a very strong robust market for the single-aisle” aircraft, said Boeing’s new chief plane salesman Ihssane Mounir in his first major event since taking the job. Boeing said 214 of the deals for the new plane were order conversions from other models. Mr. Mounir said the conversions were partly a reflection of buyers wanting to move quickly to acquire the new plane. Rival Airbus lagged behind with 286 single-aisle deals."