COMAC Leads As Singapore Airshow Day 1 Ends

February 20, 2024

SINGAPORE, 20 FEB | As the opening day of the 2024 Singapore Airshow comes to a close, Chinese aircraft manufacturer, COMAC, leads the charts with a total of 56 aircraft orders against the monopoly of Airbus (0 orders) and Boeing (49 orders). Lets recap.

Boeing started off the day with a massive order for 45 Boeing 787-9 aircraft by Thai Airways for fleet modernisation purposes. This was shortly followed by Royal Brunei Airlines with an order for 4 787-9 dreamliners, which will aid their current fleet of 787-8s from 2028.

In an interesting turn of events, COMAC topped Boeing's 2 orders with a massive order by Tibet Airlines for 40 C919s and 10 ARJ21s in a special high-altitude configuration. Moreover, China's Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Group also ordered 6 special variants of the ARJ21- bringing COMAC's order book up to 56, which is 7 more than Boeing managed to clinch. Furthermore, Maldivian has also ordered 2 additional ATR72-600 turboprops, bringing their total fleet to 7 of the type. On the other hand, European manufacturer, Airbus has failed to garner a single order thus far.

Could COMAC challenge the Airbus-Boeing duopoly and dominate the Singapore Airshow? Only time can tell.

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