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.
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.