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Sales chief says Boeing won 571 orders and commitments

June 22, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing said it had won 571 orders and commitments for jetliners at the Paris Airshow, upstaging European rival Airbus after the launch of a new model of its 737 MAX passenger jet. Sales chief Ihssane Mounir said the U.S. planemaker had netted 147 new orders or commitments for the newly launched Boeing 737 MAX 10, designed to add more capacity to the medium-haul series to catch up with strong sales of the Airbus A321neo. Responding to Airbus criticism that the new plane’s success at…

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Boeing’s Conner bows out with $1.2 billion air show deal

June 21, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner on Wednesday sealed his last air show deal before retiring, signing off with the conversion of ten orders to the new 737 MAX 10 model for Donghai Airlines in China, where near-record traffic growth is powering aviation. Conner signed the deal to add the Shenzhen-based airline to a list of launch customers for the new jet at the Paris Airshow, calling it “great to finish up this way” and expressing satisfaction that it was with an “all-Boeing customer.” The…

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Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

June 20, 2017 By Tim Hepher and Victoria Bryan PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing raised its 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight plane deliveries by 4 percent on Tuesday, though executives at the world’s biggest airshow in Paris expect demand this year to cool from recent red-hot levels. The U.S. planemaker continued to rack up orders at the Paris Airshow for a new model of its best-selling 737 aircraft, which was launched on Monday amid a flurry of deals. Leasing firm Aviation Capital Group (ACG), for example, said it had…

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New Boeing jet and F-35 demand lift aerospace spirits in Paris

June 19, 2017 By Tim Hepher and Mike Stone PARIS (Reuters) – The Paris Airshow opened under bright blue skies on Monday, with a new member of Boeing’s best-selling 737 range set to vie for attention with a potentially huge order for F-35 fighter jets and a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. After years of booming orders, driven by rising air travel and more fuel-efficient planes, passenger jetmakers are bracing for a slowdown in demand while they focus on meeting tight delivery schedules and ambitious production targets. But U.S….

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