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Farnborough Airshow Order Book

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The Farnborough Airshow has been quieter than past events as record high fuel prices, tight credit and slowing economies have squeezed airlines and hurt ticket demand.

Following are orders that have been announced at the show:

THURSDAY:

** Synergy Aerospace signed a contract for 10 Airbus A350-800s, in a deal worth over USD$2 billion at list prices and firming up a Memorandum of Understanding signed in February. Synergy is the main shareholder of Avianca and SAM in Colombia, Oceanair in Brazil and VIP in Ecuador.

** Alis Aerolinee Italiane signed a memorandum of understanding for five Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft, plus three options.

WEDNESDAY:

** Korea's Asiana Airlines ordered 30 Airbus A350 XWB planes, with options on another 10, in a deal worth USD$7 billion at list prices. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in 2016.

** Malaysia Airlines said it ordered 35 Boeing 737-800 single-aisle planes in a deal worth USD$2.6 billion.

** Aviation Capital Group said it was buying 15 Boeing 737 planes in a USD$934 million deal.

** Russian planemaker Sukhoi said it had received a USD$600 million order for 20 Superjet 100 planes from an undisclosed customer. It also announced an agreement with AMA Group for five Superjet 100 planes, in a deal valued at USD$150 million.

TUESDAY:

** Airbus said Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) had confirmed a tentative order announced last November for 30 A350-900 planes and 70 A320 aircraft, in a deal worth USD$12.6 billion at list prices.

** Tunisair said it had signed a firm contract for three Airbus A350-800s, three A330-200s and 10 A320s, in a deal worth about USD$1.94 billion at list prices.

** Airbus said Aviation Capital Group ordered 23 A320 planes, a deal worth about USD$1.7 billion at list prices.

** Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi signed a provisional agreement to sell 24 of its Superjet planes to Russian leasing firm Avialeasing for around USD$630 million.

** Nigerian airline Arik ordered seven Boeing 737 single-aisle jets and said it intended to purchase four 747-8 airliners.

** Airbus said Russian airline Aeroflot had ordered five A321 aircraft, in a deal worth about USD$450 million at list prices.

** Qatar Airways said it had signed a memorandum of understanding for six Airbus A321 aircraft, made up of four firm orders and two options. The Gulf airline also said it was still interested in Bombardier's CSeries, and hoped to announce a further Airbus A320-family order soon.

MONDAY:

** Etihad said it was buying 25 Airbus wide-body A350 aircraft, 10 A380 superjumbos and 20 single-aisle A320 planes in a transaction worth USD$11 billion at list prices.

Etihad also ordered 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 10 Boeing 777s, in a deal Boeing said was worth USD$9.4 billion.

** Boeing said FlyDubai ordered 50 single-aisle 737 airliners, in a deal worth USD$4 billion at list prices. Start-up low-cost carrier FlyDubai is also taking four 737s from lessor Babcock & Brown.

** Airbus said state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines ordered eight 295-seat twin-engine Airbus A330-300s, a deal worth USD$1.6 billion at list prices for the wide-body aircraft.

** Brazil's Embraer unveiled orders for 22 of its 190 aircraft and options on 20 more: Aeromexico orders 12 190 aircraft and takes 15 options; Saudi low-cost carrier orders five 190 aircraft; and Niki Lauda's Niki orders five 190 aircraft with five options.

(Reuters)

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