The Asia Aerospace International Expo & Congress 2011 opened today (8th March) at the Asia WorldExpo Centre in Hong Kong to a flurry of Far Eastern based orders.
Among the orders placed of interest are x2 Boeing 787-8’s for VIP use, placed by HNA Group’s Hong Kong Airlines. In addition to the two 787-8 VIP’s, HNA Group also plans to purchase thirty 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777 Freighters.
Additionally HNA Group also placed orders for five Gulfstream G450 / G550 corporate jets and five Dassualt Falcon 7X aircraft reputed to be for its Hainan Airline operation.
In addition to the planned orders by HNA Group, China Airlines also announced several orders; including for five Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals.
The news from the first day of the Asia Aerospace show from Hong Kong is extremely good news for business aviation, demonstrating that the Far East, particularly China are shopping.