Airbus, Boeing commercial aircraft deals at Farnborough Airshow

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For its part, Boeing announced that China's Donghai Airlines meant to buy 30 jets - comprising 25 medium-haul 737 Max 8s and five long-haul 787-9 Dreamliners - together worth more than US$4.0 billion.

The company said the plane will be needed to handle growing passenger traffic at congested airports.

Go Air chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said: "The new aircraft will help us in unlocking new domestic routes while providing a springboard for continued worldwide network expansion in the years to come". The plane manufacturer has bagged in 223 potential orders, valued at more than $28 billion, almost twice as much its arch rival Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) managed to get.

"A middle of the market aircraft could be addressed in many ways, it could be a new design or a derivative, such as a "stretched" 737", he said, adding that if the decision to go ahead was made imminently the jet could be in service by 2024.

Meanwhile, Airbus has won an order from Indian low-priced airline Go Air for 72 A320neo aircraft, as well as secured another order from Germania Group for 25 A320neos.

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, left, with Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier.

Boeing and Kunming Airlines has announced a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of ten 737 MAX 7 airplanes at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

Kunming Airlines now serves more than 40 cities across China by operating a fleet of eight 737-700s and 11 737-800s. The airline, a subsidiary of state-backed China Southern Airlines Co., already had 737 Maxs on order and operates an all-Boeing fleet.

- Air Côte d'Ivoire orders an additional A320neo, worth USD$107 million at list prices.

After two days of multiple announcements of orders for new airplanes at the Farnborough Airshow in Britain, Wednesday morning seemed a bit calmer. The trend is prompting low-priced operators that have already amassed large order backlogs to add even more planes. That's more than double the 121 orders worth $13.7 billion at Boeing, excluding the signing of final terms on a 747 deal already announced.

Three of the orders are new and three were previously attributed to an unidentified customer. "The market-leading efficiency and reliability of the 737 MAX 200 will enable Xiamen and its subsidiaries to expand its growing network, while maintaining an optimal fleet".

European leisure airline TUI Group ordered 10 Boeing 737MAX8s and one 787-9 Dreamliner, with a total list value of $1.4 billion.

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