Boeing eclipses Airbus in orders to date this year

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing eclipsed European rival Airbus in net orders this year to the end November, when the US giant had received 484 against 388 for Airbus, data showed on Thursday.

Airbus said it had received 440 orders overall, of which 52 were cancelled.

Boeing had 565 overall orders, of which 81 were cancelled as of November 23, according to figures on its website.

Airbus did outstrip Boeing in terms of deliveries, with 461 since January against 386 for Boeing.

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