Friday, November 9, 2012

Report: Boeing outselling Airbus

Boeing reported it has secured more than 1,000 net new orders so far this year, putting it on course to sell more aircraft than rival Airbus for the first time since 2006. Boeing recorded 1,009 net orders through Nov. 6, the planemaker said on its website, driven by demand for 737 narrow-body jets. Boeing sales are running at more than double those of Airbus, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (Source: Reuters, 11/09/12) Gulf Coast note: Airbus will assemble the A320 family of aircraft in Mobile, Ala., beginning in 2016.