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As the Paris Air Show comes to a close, manufacturers are carefully totting up the numbers to see how they did. List prices, of course, (as well as some options) are meaningless, so we will never know who did better or who is offering the larger discounts. Airbus racked up 421 orders and commitments – but almost all for narrowbody aircraft. Just one A350XWB order, and no A380 orders. Boeing’s orders and commitments totalled 321 aircraft – of which some 77 were for widebodies, a surprising 29 of which were freighters.  One of the more interesting items of news to come from the event is that GECAS is to convert 20 737-800NGs to freighters, with AEI Aeronautical Engineers.

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