Airbus leads Boeing on first-half orders, behind on deliveries

Mon Jul 6, 2015 12:27pm EDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - (This version of the story was refiled to correct mis-spelling of Syphax in advisory line, also adds Boeing data, Syphax cancellation)

European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA: Quote) beat its U.S. rival Boeing (BA.N: Quote) on orders in the first half of this year, after a tight contest at last month's Paris Airshow, but remained behind on deliveries, data showed on Monday.

Airbus said it had won orders for 382 aircraft in the first six months of the year and delivered 304 planes to customers.

After cancellations and conversions between models, net orders totalled 348 aircraft, it said.

Boeing said it had won orders for 325 aircraft during the period, or a net total of 281 after the same adjustments.

It delivered 381 aircraft in the first half, maintaining a lead over Airbus on the main driver for short-term revenues.

At the Paris Airshow, Airbus lagged Boeing in firm orders but upstaged its rival with a last-minute $14 billion provisional order for 100 planes from Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air (WIZZ.L: Quote).

Airbus reported 124 firm plane orders worth $16.3 billion at the June 15-21 event, as well as 297 commitments worth $40.7 billion.   Continued...

Airbus's company logo is pictured at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, December 4, 2014.  REUTERS/ Regis Duvignau