Planemakers kick off air show with billions of dollars of deals

By Tim Hepher and Sarah YoungFARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Airbus and Boeing announced more than $10 billion of combined deals in the opening hours of the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, suggesting demand for new jets remains in rude health despite worries over trade tensions and Brexit. Even before the first displays had taken to the skies over a sun-baked southern England, U.S.

planemaker Boeing said delivery firm DHL had placed a $4.7 billion order for 14 777 freighters, and purchase rights for seven additional freighters. It followed that.

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