Airbus beats Boeing in Paris Air Show orders



LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Airbus is beating Boeing in announced orders and commitments at the Paris Air Show.

Airbus has announced deals for 730 aircraft worth $72 billion.

Boeing has announced deals for 142 aircraft worth $22 billion.

The star of the show that ends Sunday is the Airbus A320neo, which Airbus says is 15 percent more fuel-efficient than the Boeing 737.

AirAsia ordered 200 neos on Thursday in a deal worth more than 18 billion.