By Dominic Lalk
Asia-Pacific carriers and lessors wrote the big cheques at this week’s 52nd Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. BOC Aviation, CALC, CDB Leasing, AirAsia, Lion Air Group and Xiamen Airlines signed major aircraft orders with Boeing and Airbus. ATR, Bombardier and Embraer also received endorsements from the region.
In China, start-up LJ Air could be without aircraft soon after CALC sent termination notices to the airline last week. Troubled SriLankan Airlines is close to reaching an order conversion deal with Airbus over four unwanted A350s and Qatar Airways said it would “never” cancel orders as a result of Qatar’s political standoff with its Gulf neighbours.
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