Farnborough — The contest for supremacy at the year’s biggest aviation expo extended into a fourth day as France’s Airbus and US’s Boeing traded blows with a rush of deals worth $32bn at list prices. Boeing resumed hostilities at the Farnborough Air Show south-west of London with the announcement of an order for 100 737 Max single-aisle jets from an unnamed buyer valued at $11.7bn based on list prices. That was followed by confirmation of a $2.8bn contract for 10 787-9s from Hawaiian Airlines that saw the US carrier drop an earlier Airbus A330neo purchase. Airbus hit back with an outline deal from Vietnam’s Vietjet for 50 A321neos — sticker price $6.5bn — and one for 10 smaller A320neos worth $1.1bn, again from an unidentified purchaser. Airbus capped the morning with a much-anticipated $10bn sale of 34 A330neo wide-bodies to the long-haul arm of AirAsia Group, helping revitalise a programme that’s struggled to make headway against Boeing’s popular 787 Dreamliner. At the same time, ...

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