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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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airbus; boeing
Of course, government subsidies don't hurt, do they Airbus?
If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.
posted on 01/17/2011 3:34:59 AM PST
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posted on 01/17/2011 4:03:37 AM PST
To: markomalley; All
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.
How are test flights supposed to solve a problem with it being overweight? Do they expect parts to fall off of it?
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.
posted on 01/17/2011 5:30:29 AM PST
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