The aviation industry got down to the business of ordering new aircraft at the Dubai Airshow this week, after the COP26 climate summit left airlines and planemakers relatively unscathed by new emission requirements.

Airbus SE tallied more than 400 aircraft commitments to the likes of Air Lease Corp., Wizz Air Holdings Plc and Jazeera Airways, while Boeing Co. scored a 72-plane 737 Max deal with Indian startup Akasa Air. 

The activity reflects optimism that the Covid-19 induced travel downturn is abating. The global climate summit, meanwhile, is showing little immediate impact. Airbus touted a helicopter it kitted out with vegan trimmings at the request of a wealthy couple.  

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