Farnborough International Air Show gears up for aircraft order bonanza

This years show is expected to be dominated by orders from leasing companies and not by Gulf airlines such as Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways, which have dominated previous years
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Boeing Chief Executive Ray Conner (L) and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker wave from the steps of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing upstaged European rival Airbus at the opening of the Farnborough air show on Monday, with a $7.2-billion order for 75 of its upcoming 737 MAX jets from a US leaser. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is pictured at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Louis Gallois (R) and Thomas Enders (L), co-chiefs executive of the European Aeronautics Defence and Space Company (EADS) pose for pictures with a model of a revamped version of the mid-sized A350 Airbus 18 July 2006 at the week-long Farnborough Airshow. European aircraft maker Airbus unveiled revamped design plans for its struggling A350 passenger jet in Farnborough on Monday 17 July 2006. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Korean T-50B takes part in a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The Red Arrows fly in formation alongside a Vulcan bomber to officially open the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Farnborough sees the announcement of orders for military jets but with governments slashing defence budgets to help reduce huge public deficits, major deals are set to be scarce. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Boeing Chief Executive Ray Conner (L) and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker (R) walk down the steps of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The Red Arrows fly in formation alongside a Vulcan bomber (C) to officially open the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Farnborough sees the announcement of orders for military jets but with governments slashing defence budgets to help reduce huge public deficits, major deals are set to be scarce. (AFP/Getty Images)