Under announced deals waiting for confirmation, you can include Vietnam Airlines for 4 7E7-8. Not acknowledged by Boeing yet, but the airline has announced it's intent. Also Hainan Airlines for 3 737-800s, and as already mentioned, 2 717's for Turkmenistan.
"Primaris 20 7E7-8 and 20 737-800 (will not be confirmed this year
Yes, it should.
"some say not at all)
It should be signed, however there is many who question whether all the aircraft will be delivered. Similar to the EK
massive widebody orders for both Boeing and Airbus, as well as Air Berlin's recent mega-order.
"Widely expected to be announced before year end:
I would also speculate on:
Qatar Airways - 20 7E7 or A350
Air Europa 2-4 A330-200 order (though seriously doubt the rumors about A350 commitment. From what I've heard, these A330's will be interim aircraft, possibly leased or second-hand. Boeing is really courting them to be another 7E7 launch customer).
China - large Boeing order. Expect @ 50-60 7E7, @ 20+ 737NGs, possibly some 777s, though less likely
"Air Asia 40+, rumoured to have gone Airbus.
Possible, but with Boeing's humiliating loss of the Air Berlin order, I have a feeling they will do everything it takes to win the AirAsia bid.
"Five aircraft in that 197 tally are U.S. Navy bound and therefore excluded.
Why? Both Airbus and Boeing count military sales as part of their orderbooks. And are these frames just going to magically appear? Of course not, they will be built on the same assembly line as all current 737NGs, and thus contribute to production output.
"I don’t have the data to post net totals but I’d be most appreciative if someone could.
At the end of Sept. (sorry, I don't have Oct. yet), cancellations
Air Canada - 2 A321
Air Inter - 1 A330-300
CIT Leasing - 3 A320, 2 A321, 1 A330-200
ILFC - 1 A330-200, 1 A340-500
China Airlines - 2 737-800
Boeing Business Jets - 2 737-700BBJ
Ukraine Int'l - 1 737-700
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