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Airbus Set To Win 2015 Order Race

2015 12 07

Airbus orders topped 1,000 aircraft between January and November, putting the European plane maker on track to win the annual order race against Boeing.

Airbus has received orders for 169 aircraft in November, to bring the total of gross orders so far this year to 1,079.

After adjusting for cancellations and model conversions, which rose by 12 in November, Airbus posted 1,007 net orders.

Boeing recorded 655 gross orders between January 1 and December 2, or 568 net orders after cancellations and conversions.

Airbus recorded 556 aircraft deliveries in the first 11 months, including 10 A350s, and 24 A380s.

Boeing, however, with 709 deliveries over the same period, looks certain to retain its crown as the world's largest plane maker in 2015.