London (AWP / ats / afp) – The 2016 edition of the Farnborough Air Show, UK, generated for 123.9 billion worth of orders and purchase commitments at the close of day professional.
This amount “exceeds expectations” have said on Friday the organizers, even if it does not reach the record of 204 billion recorded in the previous edition two years ago.
in detail, orders and MoUs cover 856 devices up to 93.98 billion dollars in 1407 engines for $ 22.7 billion and other agreements in the amount of 7, $ 2 billion.
on Thursday, John Leahy, Airbus commercial director, announced by presenting the results of the European aircraft manufacturer, $ 35 billion in sales, of which 25.3 billion firm orders for 279 aircraft.
the other giant, Boeing had announced his side a harvest of 182 sales totaling $ 26.8 billion, including 19 billion new commands.
beyond the ad and marketing effects, both aircraft manufacturers posted their optimism in their market outlook to 20 years, which will be brought by the development of emerging countries, particularly the Asia, and “low-cost”.
the show received an average of 20,000 visitors a day from Monday to Thursday, before the air show this weekend for the general public.
“the bad weather caused us an additional challenge, but it did not dampen our exhibitors and visitors (…) the aerospace industry has bright future,” said the director General seating, Shaun Ormrod.