RPT-AIRSHOW-Farnborough faces fewer jet orders, as Boeing turns 100

Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:07am EDT
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(Repeats JULY 8 story. No change to text.)

* After recent record years, fewer jet orders expected

* Top-selling Airbus jet misses show after engine snags

* Boeing to show rival 737 MAX but faces market-share worry

* Lockheed F-35 makes delayed international debut

By Tim Hepher and Victoria Bryan

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 10 (Reuters) - The aerospace industry is preparing to celebrate major milestones at the Farnborough Airshow next week as Boeing turns 100 and Canada's Bombardier marks the entry into service of a new jet designed to challenge the duopoly of Boeing and Airbus.

The July 11-17 event, which alternates with the Paris Airshow as the industry's premier showcase, will see new jets displayed including the world's most expensive warplane, the Lockheed Martin F-35, but is not expected to produce the flood of civil jetliner orders seen in previous years.

After a record multi-year sales bonanza for efficient new models, sellers remain on the road drumming up more business for the show. But analysts say many airlines are reluctant to make decisions as doubts over the economy disrupt the traditional self-confidence and big money usually displayed at such events.   Continued...