Monday, January 13, 2014

Airbus beats Boeing in sales

Airbus beat Boeing with record sales and orders last year, but was second in airliners delivered. Airbus in 2013 took 1,503 net orders, allowing for cancelations, compared to 1,355 orders taken by Boeing. At the end of last year Airbus had orders to build 5,559 aircraft, equivalent to eight years of production. Results published by Boeing Jan. 6 showed that it had a total order book for 5,080 aircraft. Last year Airbus delivered 626 planes and Boeing delivered 648 aircraft. (Sources: AFP, The Guardian, Telegraph, 01/13/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.; Previous: Boeing has record year; Airbus beat Boeing in 2013?