Boeing signs off on a $1.3 billion deal at Dubai Airshow

Boeing signs off on a $1.3 billion deal at Dubai Airshow

Boeing signs off on a $1.3 billion deal at Dubai Airshow

Gulf Today reported that Airbus announced the largest single deal in its history, valued at $49.5 billion with Indigo Partners to purchase 430 aircraft in its A320neo family.

Indigo's managing partner, Bill Franke, 80, flew to Dubai for the signing ceremony, although there are still final details of the deal to be worked out.

The order consists of the A320neo and A321neo, the version remotorisée du best-seller for Airbus, according to this source.

Boeing, the USA aerospace company, said that FlyDubai of the United Arab Emirates has agreed to buy 175 of its 737 Max planes, along with rights to buy another 50.

The Indigo Partners deal is the single largest order by number of aircraft that any individual plane maker has received.

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The Indigo deal more than doubles Airbus's existing order book for the year, which stood at about 290 aircraft as of the end of October.

Boeing is dominating the Dubai show so far, after Dubai's Emirates airline announced a surprise 787 Dreamliner order. Nearly three-quarters of that will be single-aisle models, the company said. He added: "We look forward to the arrival of the new aircraft from 2019 in support of our future ambitions".

A320neos list for 108.4 million dollars (£82 million) apiece and A321neos at 127 million dollars (£96 million), although airlines and manufacturers often negotiate lower prices for big deals like these. The agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs. The rest of the order comprises MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft.

"We like how it's shaping up", Kevin McAllister, head of Boeing Commercial planes, said of the midmarket jet over the weekend. Overall, Boeing has been eating Airbus's lunch so far this year, out-selling the Toulouse, France-based planemaker by 690 to 343. This record-breaking agreement builds on our strong partnership with flydubai.

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