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Order activity spikes at Paris: 747-8I, CSeries, A320neo, E-190, 777-300ER, 787-9, 737-800

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PARIS -- In the last 60 minutes, order activity at the show has exploded:
  • Boeing earned a $5.4 billion order for 17 747-8Is from two unidentified customers, split 15 and two. This is the largest order at the show so far and the biggest for the program since Lufthansa launched the type in December 2006.
  • CSeries received an order from an identified customer for 10 CS100 plus six options from a "major network carrier" that will serve as launch customer and take delivery of the first production aircraft;
  • UPDATE: SAS has ordered 30 A320neos with options for 11 more.
  • UPDATE 2: Steven Udvar-Hazy's Air Lease Corp has ordered its first widebody aircraft with five 777-300ER and four 787-9s, along with up to 24 737-800s.
  • GE Capital Aviation Services ordered 60 A320neo aircraft with CFM Leap engines, as well as 15 ATR-72-600.
  • Earlier in the morning, Embraer grew its E-190 backlog by 30 with an order from Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air;
  • Qatar Airways announced it was the customer for six previously unidentified 777-300ER aircraft.

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