Boeing eclipses Airbus in orders: data

2nd July 2010, Comments 0 comments

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has eclipsed European rival Airbus in net orders received since the start of the year, 133 to 117, company data showed.

Airbus also said in statement Friday it had delivered 250 aircraft since January.

It said it had received a total of 131 orders this year, with its net figure of 117 reflecting cancellations.

Boeing, according to data as of June 29, recorded 170 orders, or 133 net orders taking account of cancellations.

The 250 Airbus aircraft delivered so far this year include seven A380 aircraft, the world's largest civilian airliner.

© 2010 AFP

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