The 2010 Farnborough Air Show in England got off to a big start as the Boeing (BA) 787 made its international debut landing on Sunday, and the aircraft orders came in faster than expected on Monday."I can't think of a finer stage on which to present this highly anticipated airplane," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. Airbus and Boeing announced 189 orders on the first day, more than twice the total orders at last year's show. "I don't think people thought it would be that high, certainly not on day one," said aviation consultant Scott Hamilton, speaking on an Air Insight LLC podcast. "By the end of the week, we could be looking at 400 orders." Airbus announced 122 orders, while Boeing announced 67.
|A Bombardier Inc. BD-700-1A10 Global Express M-JANP private jet flies past an Airbus SAS A380 airplane on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., on Monday, July 19, 2010. The Farnborough International Airshow runs from July 19-25.|