Airbus regains lead beating Boeing

Airbus has regained its leadership beating U.S. rival Boeing by delivering more airplanes in April 2023, Reuters news report said.
Airbus dealsAirbus has delivered 54 airplanes in April, bringing its total for the year to 181, down 5 percent from the same period a year ago but enough to regain top position over U.S. rival Boeing, company data showed.

Airbus, the world’s largest planemaker, sold five planes in April, all of them to undisclosed companies or private customers. That brought new orders so far this year to 161 planes, or a net total of 144 after cancellations, Reuters news report said.

Boeing, which had pulled ahead of Airbus on deliveries amid supply snags in the first quarter, said earlier it had delivered 156 planes and won 154 gross orders in the first four months.

Boeing’s net orders after cancellations and conversions, which are comparable to Airbus net orders, stood at 69 aircraft so far this year.

Airbus monthly data revealed three new cancellations for A320neo jets ordered by Colombia’s embattled Viva Air, which is being absorbed by Avianca, the Andean country’s flag carrier.

Airbus is aiming for 720 deliveries this year, having originally targeted that level in 2022 before lowering the goal to 700 then dropping it altogether due to supply chain problems.

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