Airbus wins 97 orders since January

6th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 6, 2007 (AFP) - European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday it had won 97 orders in the first two months of the year, beating US rival Boeing, which as of February 27 had reported 64 orders.

PARIS, March 6, 2007 (AFP) - European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday it had won 97 orders in the first two months of the year, beating US rival Boeing, which as of February 27 had reported 64 orders.

Airbus, struggling with major financial and production crises, also said it had delivered 76 aircraft since the start of the year.

Thousands of Airbus workers in France walked off the job Tuesday to protest a sweeping restructuring plan for the company, which is to see the elimination of 10,000 posts, most of them in France and Germany.

Airbus said it had this year received 89 orders for planes in its single-aisle A320 family, two for the four-engine A340 and six for the A330-200 freighter.

Boeing's 64 orders since January 1 were announced on its website February 27.

The US manufacturer eclipsed Airbus last year, winning 1,044 orders to 790 for its European rival.

Airbus since 2000 had each year received more orders than Boeing.

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