Boeing is not waiting for July’s Farnborough International Airshow to unveil blockbuster aircraft deals — or start booking cash. The Chicago-based aircraft maker is poised to bolster its backlog with orders valued at $14.4bn thanks to two transactions announced on Monday. That’s a break from an industry practice of stockpiling sales for the biggest annual trade expo, which alternates between Paris and Farnborough, outside London. Bamboo Airways, a Vietnamese startup, signed a commitment for 20 of Boeing’s twin-aisle 787-9 Dreamliners, the companies said in a statement. That’s a deal of about $5.6bn before customary discounts. Earlier in the day, Jet Airways India announced it was purchasing 75 of Boeing’s 737 Max single-aisle planes, a transaction valued at $8.8bn based on list prices. The two deals underscore the tilt of the aerospace market to Asia, where airlines are stocking up on aircraft to serve a rapidly expanding middle class. The orders also show that Boeing has access to ...

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