Airbus admits order defeat

Posted on 17 Jan 2008 by The Manufacturer

Aerospace manufacturer Airbus has been forced to acknowledge rival firm Boeing as winner of the battle for new orders during 2007.

Figures showed Airbus to have lost out by 72 orders, gaining 1,341 compared to Boeing’s 1,413.

Airbus did, however, perform better where deliveries were concerned, achieving a record figure of 453 – 12 more than Boeing.