Airbus And Boeing See Order Uptick

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com, Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.com .
Source: AWIN First .

Both Airbus and Boeing completed deals and gained new commitments for the A320NEO, 777 and 787, signaling that the global financial turmoil is not preventing airlines from expanding their fleets. The European manufacture’s total was boosted by an Air Lease Corp. deal for 36 A320NEOs and a single current model A320, and the finalization by Norwegian Air Shuttle of its plans 100 Airbus narrowbodies. With these orders, the NEO order book grows to 1,425 units, roughly 1,000 more than rival Boeing has secured for its 737-8 MAX, albeit with considerably more time to sell ...

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