#FIA18, Day 2

Day number 2 at FIA is beginning with a slight delay but I certainly hope this was worth it!

The same procedure as yesterday, I will be updating this article throughout the day so come back regularly!

The day at FIA is almost over, there shouldn't be any more announcements today and if there are, I will be corrected. I hope you have enjoyed this day as much as I did and I hope that you will come back tomorrow, when we should expect an order from Nigeria. There also may be orders from Ethiopian Airlines, Air Asia and other airlines!

Boeing and Vistara announced that the airline is purchasing 6 787-9 and has secured options on 4 more. This makes Vistara the first airline in India to operate the 787-9.

GECAS announced a "order" for 20 737-800BCF along with 15 options for the type. GECAS already is the largest customer for the freighter with 15 on order and one already delivered.

Embraer is soaring high with a series of orders announced:

  • Mauritania Airlines orders 2 E175
  • Nordic Aviation Capital signs for three E190
  • Watanyia Airways (who bought 25 A320neo yesterday) orders 10 E2-195 firm and has secured 10 options on the same type
  • A undisclosed Spanish airline buys 3 E2-195 firm with 2 more options
  • Helvetic Airways purchases 12 E2190 with 12 options for the same type
  • Azul signs a LoI for 21 E2-195
  • Republic Airways is getting up to 200(!) E175 with 100 firm orders and 100 options

David Neeleman has officially signed a MoU with Airbus for 60 A220-300 for his new US-based start-up called "Moxy Airlines".

Air Lease Corporation is ordering 75 737 MAX, 20 firm with 55 options and 3 787-9.
Deliveries are shceduled from 2020-2024 and if all options are exercised, the deal is valued at $9.6 billion.

Japanese low-cost airline Peach is converting two of its existing A320neo-order into A321neoLR, therefor becoming the Asian launch customer for the type.

Another undisclosed, existing customer has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for 100 aircraft of the A320neo-family. The proposed order splits into 75 A320neo and 25 A321neo.

Belavia from Belarus has announced that they plan to lease 4 737 MAX 8 from Air Lease Corporation and has secured options on two more of the type.

Mitsubishi Aircraft has announced that their MRJ90 aircraft, which is making its first-ever appearance at an airshow, is no longer be able to perform flights at FIA, after ground crew damaged the aircraft after its first flight yesterday. The aircraft however will continue to be displayed.
This is the second incident with ground handling at the airshow so far, after performing a demonstration flight for journalists on Sunday, ground crew didn't have fitting stairs for the E2-190 to let journalists disembark.

An undisclosed customer has ordered 8 A350-900, Airbus has disclosed. The deal is worth nearly $2.6 billion.

Boeing is beginning this day, just like yesterday with an order for cargo aircraft. Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group is purchasing 5 747-8F and is committing to 29(!) 777F. The airline is further looking at introducing converted 767F to its fleet. The deal is worth up to $11.1 billion.