Airbus Trumps Boeing At Annual Farnborough Slugfest -- Market Talk


1229 GMT In the biennial airplane-maker slugfest called the Farnborough air show, Airbus wins by a wide margin. Both companies disclosed end-of-show deals as Airbus secured agreements to sell 496 jets valued at $75 billion, trumping Boeing's deals for 201 airplanes with a list price value of $40.2 billion. Boeing said it boosted its year order bookings to 783 planes, a figure Airbus has not published. Boeing's biggest deal was for 50 777X wide-body jets from Qatar Airways. The $13.8 billion purchase of 50 A330-900neo widebodies by Air Asia led the Airbus tally. (robert.wall@ wsj.com)

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