The skies may have been cloudy and produced intermittent periods of cold rain at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow, but the mood of OEMs selling their products to the commercial air transport industry remained quite sunny throughout the mid-July event south of London. Indeed, belying both the weather and the shaky state of the global economy, billions of dollars worth of orders rolled in for new aircraft and engines from lessors and airlines that see strong growth going forward. Never mind ...

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