© Reuters. BOEING OUTPERFORMS AIRBUS IN TERMS OF ORDERS IN THE FIRST HALF
(Reuters) – Boeing (NYSE:BA) was said to have recorded more than double the orders that Airbus (PA:AIR) in the first half and announced an increase of more than 7% of its deliveries over this period.
The net orders to Boeing amounted to 460 units during the six months to end-June, against 206 for the european manufacturer, he said.
The group said forecast to deliver between 810 and 815 aircraft this year, an increase of 6.8% compared to 763 aircraft delivered in 2017. Airbus, for its part, expects to deliver 800 aircraft in 2018.
The american company has also stated that its deliveries had increased by approximately 7.4% to 378 units thanks to the success of its moncouloir 737.
Last week, Airbus announced it has delivered 303 aircraft in the first half, down 1% on the comparable period to 2017.
In 2017, Airbus won 1.109 net orders for commercial aircraft, an increase of 52%, surpassing Boeing for the fifth consecutive year, while still lagging behind in terms of deliveries.
The title Boeing won 1,60% 347,44 $ to 16.50 GMT on the New York stock Exchange, the second largest increase in the Dow, advancing 0.50% at this stage.
(Ankit Ajmera; Catherine Mallebay-Vacqueur for French service, edited by Wilfrid Exbrayat)