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Airbus beats Boeing in 2010 plane orders
BBC ^ | 1/17/11

Posted on 01/17/2011 3:13:44 AM PST by markomalley

A late rush of orders helped European aircraft-maker Airbus to record higher sales than US rival Boeing in 2010.

Airbus said it had received 644 new orders last year, worth $84bn at their full list price - with 200 of them placed in December.

That was enough to push Boeing into second place with 625 plane orders.

"Aviation is growing again because of Asia, low-cost carriers and emerging markets," said Airbus sales head John Leahy.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airbus; boeing
Of course, government subsidies don't hurt, do they Airbus?
1 posted on 01/17/2011 3:13:45 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 3:34:59 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: markomalley

Ask Boeing.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 4:03:37 AM PST by Tzfat
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It's not like Boeing has been able to deliver their damn 787 yet... orders started in 2004. 0 have been delivered.

The 9th one is supposed to fly tomorrow and that is the first that will actually get delivered to a customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA), for passenger flights. The aircraft is still overweight, something Boeing claims will take about a dozen more built to finally solve.

4 posted on 01/17/2011 4:25:35 AM PST by newzjunkey
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How are test flights supposed to solve a problem with it being overweight? Do they expect parts to fall off of it?


5 posted on 01/17/2011 5:03:42 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: markomalley
It's not ground breaking news - Airbus has been leading Boeing for 8 years running in aircraft orders, but Boeing is is still setting records of its own with unbelievable orders on it's books for the 737 like have never been seen.
6 posted on 01/17/2011 5:30:29 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Jan 2013 - Sarah Palin sees the Potomac from Her House)
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