Aviation

Boeing leads firm orders, but Airbus beats in total numbers

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in Vietnam Airlines livery takes off for a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Some 300,000 aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week’s Paris Air Show, coming from around the world to make business deals and see dramatic displays of aeronautic prowess and the latest air and space technology. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in Vietnam Airlines livery takes off for a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Some 300,000 aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week’s Paris Air Show, coming from around the world to make business deals and see dramatic displays of aeronautic prowess and the latest air and space technology. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) AP

The final numbers from Airbus and Boeing are in, and Boeing recorded the most firm aircraft orders at the Paris Air Show while Airbus had the lead in terms of total aircraft orders and order commitments.

Boeing said on Thursday that it had 154 firm orders worth $20.2 billion at list prices, while Airbus said it had 124 firm orders worth $16.3 billion at list.

Airbus said with a combination of firm orders and purchase commitments, its total was 421 aircraft valued at $57 billion.

That topped Boeing, which said its total orders and commitments were 331 aircraft worth $50.2 billion.

The show, wrote Stern Agree CRT analyst Peter Arment in a note on Thursday, “saw better-than-expected orders, especially with BA (Boeing).”

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