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Airbus pulls ahead of rival Boeing in order books

Latest update : 2008-08-07

Europe's aircraft manufacturer Airbus secured a total 711 orders for aircraft during the first seven months of this year, pulling ahead of US rival Boeing, which reported a net total of 543 orders over the same period.

European airliner maker Airbus said Thursday it had received a net total of 711 orders for aircraft so far this year and made 286 deliveries to customers.

In its monthly commercial report to the end of July, Airbus said there had been 754 orders and 43 cancellations during the period, which included the Farnborough air show in Britain.

The deliveries included five double-decker A380 airliners, one of which was the first to be supplied to Dubai carrier Emirates.

The report showed Airbus ahead of its rival Boeing in terms of orders so far this year. In its weekly summary issued on July 29 the US manufacturer reported a net total of 543 orders.

Airbus parent EADS predicts about 850 orders and 470 deliveries for Airbus over the course of this year.

Date created : 2008-08-07

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