Airbus beats Boeing in Paris Air Show orders
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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.