Boeing leads in the annual race with European rival Airbus this year so far to land the most commercial airliner orders, but Airbus could be closing fast as the year ends.
The France-based aerospace manufacturer announced orders today from China Eastern Airlines for 50 Airbus A320 single-aisle jets. It wasn’t clear in the announcement whether those are new orders or orders already announced as part of an overall Chinese airlines order.
Boeing says it has booked 583 new airliner orders this year not deducting cancellations. Airbus has reported 440 new orders through November.
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