AIRBUS won $28bn worth of commitments to orders at the Farnborough International Air show.
The company, which has a wing manufacturing site in Broughton, announced commitments for 255 aircraft at the end of the show last week.
These include firm orders for 133 aircraft, worth more than $13bn, and memorandum of understanding agreements for 122 aircraft, worth about $15bn.
John Leahy, chief operating officer, said: “Before the Farnborough Air Show we already had 131 orders, and we predicted that by the end of the week we’d double that.
“Indeed, the commitments which we have already received here bring our total firm orders this year already to over 260 aircraft.”
He added: “This clearly proves that the market is back, and that our new end of year target for more than 400 orders is within reach.”
Orders at the show are well off the record-breaking $88.7bn worth of deals announced at Farnborough in 2008, but the gathering has exceeded the slow orders for commercial planes of around $7bn at the Paris show last year.