Skip to comments.Airbus beats Boeing in 2010 plane orders
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.
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If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.
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.
How are test flights supposed to solve a problem with it being overweight? Do they expect parts to fall off of it?
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