Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough
Airbus said it won 279 orders and commitments with a value of $35 billion at list prices at the show. This includes firm orders for 197 aircraft valued at $26.3 billion. AirAsia’s order for 100 A321neo narrow-body jets, valued at $12 billion, was the aircraft manufacturer’s largest.
Meanwhile Boeing, which will celebrate its centennial Friday, received orders and commitments with a value of $26.8 billion at list prices. However, only 20 of these are firm orders, and the Chicago-based company’s largest deal came from Donghai Airlines for 25 737 Max 8 narrow-body planes and five 787-9 Dreamliners. The Donghai deal is valued at $4.1 billion.
At last year’s Paris show, which alternates with Farnborough, Airbus announced orders and commitments for 421 planes with a value of $57 billion, while Boeing reported 331 orders and commitments worth $50.2 billion.
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