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May 21, 2024
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With all the deals announced by Thursday, we can wrap up the Paris Airshow orders now and see what has been concluded. If we track the orders from the big OEMs Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, ATR, and De Havilland Canada, but also include announcements from the all-electric start-ups Aura Aero and Eviation, we get to 1.078 new orders, 72 options, and 97 MoUs or LOIs, this makes 1.247 new deals. Including 96 previously booked orders that were announced in Paris bring the total commercial airplane orders to 1.343.


Airbus reported the most new-aircraft orders: 801. They include the IndiGo deal for 500 A320neo family, the 250 from Air India for the A320neo series and A350, 30 A320neo family for flynas, 9 A220-300s for Qantas and 9 A350-1000s for Philippine Airlines, and 3 A350-900s for Air Mauritius.

The Avolon deal for 20 A330-900s is an MoU and is not included in the confirmed list, while 25 A321neo’s for Volaris were previously ordered and listed as undisclosed.


Boeing won 230 new orders, including 220 from Air India for the MAX family, 787, and 777X. The remaining 10 are from Luxair (4 MAX 7s), Air Lease Corporation (2 787-9s), and Akasa Air (4 MAX 8s). The Air India deal also includes options for 70 MAX and 787s which we list separately.

The orders from China Airlines for 8 787-9s, Avolon for 40 MAX, and the 8 MAX 9s for Air Algérie were already in the undisclosed orders and don’t count as airshow orders.


Embraer announced new orders for 7 E175s from Envoy Air and 6 E195-E2s from Binter, bringing the total new orders to 13. A previously announced order that was already in the backlog is the Azorra one, which exercised options on 15 E2-jets.


French/Italian turboprop maker ATR announced 20 firm orders during the Paris Airshow but didn’t say exactly when the contracts were signed. Their CEO mentioned that these are 2023 orders. Confirmed orders are 6 72-600s from Mandarin Airlines, 3 from Azul, orders for 8 72-600s from three undisclosed customers, and for 3 42-600 from two undisclosed customers.

The Azul order also includes 2 options. The Berjaya Air agreement for 2 ATR 72-600s in the HighLine Business Class configuration are listed as MoU.

De Havilland Canada

De Havilland Canada launched the DHC-6-300G version in Paris and went home with a few new orders or purchase agreements, including 10 from Jetcraft and 2 from Zimex (picture). There is also an MoU from flybig for 10 aircraft.

Flybig also confirmed an order for 2 DHC-6-400s.

Aura Aero

French electric start-up Aura Aero had a busy week on home ground, reporting huge interest in their ERA 19-seater. We will feature the project in an upcoming story. All Paris announcements were LOIs and include 8 aircraft from Elit’Avia, 3 from Asian Aerospace, and 4 from Pan Europeene. Afrijet and Alpine Air also announced agreements with Aura but haven’t specified the number of aircraft they wish to order.


On Tuesday, US start-up Eviation announced an LOI with lessor Aerolease Aviation for 50 all-electric Alice aircraft.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.

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