Orders and commitments at Paris Air Show amount to $14.1 billion so far

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Following is a summary of firm orders and commitments for planemakers during the first four days of the Paris Air Show.

As expected, orders have fallen sharply since last year as airlines struggle with lower traffic and tightened credit.

AIRBUS

Hungary-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air signed a letter of intent to buy 50 additional A320s worth around $3.8 billion.

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia ordered 10 A350-900s worth $2.4 billion, with an option for five more worth $1.2 billion.

Qatar Airways signed an order for 24 A320-family aircraft from Airbus worth about $1.9 billion at list prices. The contract includes four orders for A321 planes announced last year and 20 new orders for A320 aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines made a firm order for 16 A321s worth $1.4 billion and a provisional order for two A350-900s worth $480 million.

Cebu Airlines of the Philippines ordered five Airbus A320s worth $385 at list prices.

Zest Airways, also of the Philippines, placed a firm order for one A320 aircraft worth $77 million at list prices.

French private airline Aigle Azur placed a firm order for one A319 aircraft worth $70 million.

SUKHOI

Avialeasing firmed up orders for 24 Superjet 100s in a deal worth about $715 million. Russian planemaker Sukhoi has 122 firm orders for its Superjet 100 so far.

Hungarian national carrier Malev signed a letter of intent for 30 Superjet 100 aircraft, a contract worth up to $1 billion.

EMBRAER

Dutch regional airline KLM Cityhopper firmed up seven options to buy Embraer 190 jets from the Brazilian planemaker.

Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines, part of Suzuyo Group, ordered an Embraer 175 jet to add to two Embraer 170s ordered in November 2007.

BOEING

Boeing Co said MCAP finalised an order for two 737-800 aircraft worth $153 million.

ATR

Vietnam Airlines signed an agreement with regional turbo-prop planemaker ATR, co-owned by EADS and Finmeccanica, to buy two ATR 72-500 aircraft worth $41 million.

Nigerian carrier Afrijet Airlines signed a contract to buy four ATR 72-500 planes worth $80 million.

Royal Air Maroc agreed to buy four ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s, with options for two more ATR 72-600s.

Spanish carrier Air Nostrum signed a contract to buy 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft, plus options for 10 more aircraft. The order is worth $425 million.

So far, total orders and commitments for planemakers at the Paris Air Show amount to some $14.1 billion.

At Farnborough Air Show in the UK in 2008, total orders and commitments for Airbus and Boeing alone amounted to more than $64 billion, with new announcements for 186 firm orders worth $26.39 billion.