Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Airbus passes Boeing in July

A bulk order from easyJet in July allowed Airbus to overtake Boeing in orders for commercial aircraft in the first seven months of this year. Airbus booked new orders for 174 jetliners in July, thanks to a bulk order from easyJet for 135 A320 single-aisle planes. July's orders brought to 892 the number of firm orders booked by Airbus over the first seven months of this year, and put it well over the net firm order total of 833 recorded in 2012. All but seven of July's new orders were for the A320 jets, a workhorse for low-cost airlines. (Source: Wall Street Journal, 08/06/13) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Previous