Paris Air Show: Day 4

Surprise, surprise - Airbus has announced several orders so far today while Boeing has announced none. But keep in mind - Boeing has been steadily receiving orders throughout the year, while Airbus tends to save them up for the air show. And even though Airbus handily outsold Boeing at last year's show, Boeing ended up getting more orders for the year.

That said, here are today's orders:

Columbian flag carrier Avianca has ordered 19 more Airbus planes, 14 of which are in the A320 family, and five A330-200s. (It had options on the A330s, but this converts them to firm orders).

Hong Kong Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 51 Airbus planes, an order made up of 30 A320 family planes, 20 A330s and an Airbus Corporate Jet (basically, a plush version of the A319). BAA Jet Management also bought an Airbus Corporate Jet, to be based in Hong Kong.

Indonesian carrier Mandala Airlines purchased 25 A320s, which will be used to replace the aging Boeing 737-200s that it currently operates. Mandala will be the first Indonesian airline to operate the A320.

Singapore budget airline Tiger Airways signed a MoU for 30 more A320s and 20 options. This will certainly expand the airline's fleet by quite a bit, as it currently operates only nine A320s.

Embraer has also been receiving a few orders, too:

Brazilian carrier BRA Transportes Aéreos signed an order for 20 EMB 195 planes, with options for 20 more. The deal is valued at $730 million at list prices, and the planes will be delivered starting in 2008.

The EMB 190 got its first order from a Mexican airline when Aeroméxico announced that it would operate four of them under a contract with GECAS. (This order was previously booked.)

Italian airline Alpi Eagles confirmed five options for the EMB 195. The options were placed in March, when it ordered five planes. The value of the confirmed options is $182.5 million at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in April 2008.