We were expecting big order announcements from the so-called Big Three (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways), and the official launch of the Boeing 777X at the Dubai air show. We got both – in the form of $100 billion worth of orders and commitments with Boeing alone. The Airbus A380 order book was given a major boost with an Emirates order for 50 of the super jumbos, and Etihad, on a $67 billion spending spree, ordered the new A350 Regional. Airbus clocked up 42.1 billion worth of orders and commitments on day one of the show.
Here's an update on the widebody passenger aircraft backlog for the Big Three. See the before the show outlook here.
The Emirates commitment for 150 777X and Qatar Airways' 50 777X aircraft are not included in the chart because they're yet to be firmed up.