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Final score Airbus vs. Boeing in Paris: 586-47

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm with No Comments »
June 27, 2011 2:51 pm

If Boeing ever had doubts about the need to quit dithering about its next move in the single-aisle aircraft game, they were soundly dismissed in the wake of the Paris Air Show.

The final tally of new orders for Airbus and Boeing shows why. Airbus collected 586 orders at last week’s show. Boeing toted up 47. All but 47 of Airbus’s orders were for the re-engined version of its popular A320 single-aisle jet.

That’s the plane that Airbus claims will cut fuel costs by 15 percent over existing single-aisle planes. Boeing is still pondering to follow Airbus’s lead and re-engine its own 737 single-aisle plane or to build an entirely new plane.

Though Airbus soundly drubbed Boeing in the single-aisle market at the show, in the twin-aisle, wide-bodied market, Boeing was king.

The Chicago-based Boeing collected orders and memorandums of understanding for 54 widebodied jets. Airbus notched up just 17.

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