Boeing's marketing chief says orders already in
21 June 2011 Last updated at 11:49 BST
More than 2000 companies from around the world have packed into an airport in Paris for six days of frenzied networking and selling.
For many within the aerospace industry, this is the most important event of the year.
The BBC's Theo Leggett spoke to Randy Tinseth, Boeing's marketing chief, after the 747-8 jumbo stole the limelight on the first day.