Airbus Tops Boeing for 2011

By Paul Riegler on 7 January 2012
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Despite a recording–breaking year, Boeing finished in second place behind European rival Airbus. 

With 477 deliveries of commercial airliners in 2011, Boeing booked orders for a net total of 805 new aircraft.  Although Airbus will not release 2011 figures until mid-January, it had delivered 477 aircraft by November 30 and had a total of 1,378 net orders for the first 11 months of the year.

Boeing’s sales includes 200 orders for the 777 and more than 1000 orders and commitments for the 737 Max.

Boeing set several records for new aircraft order records including the sale of 50 777 aircraft to Emirates, the sale of 208 737s to Southwest , and the sale of up to 380 737s to Lion Air.

In 2011, Boeing also delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to launch customer ANA,  and unveiled the 747-8 Intercontinental.


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