Airbus Orders Top Boeing’s Through First Month

The Herald reports that Airbus has secured more orders than Boeing through the first month of the year after subtracting cancellations from total orders. The European aerospace company has received orders for 32 planes with 12 cancellations for a net total of 20 orders so far this year.

Meanwhile, Boeing is off to a slightly slower start after undisclosed customers canceled 32 orders for the company’s popular 737 during the month. Boeing finished January with a net gain of two planes thanks to an order for 10 737s from another undisclosed customer which brought the plane maker’s net total to two planes for the year.

Despite the slow start, both company’s are expecting strong sales this year as airlines begin to increase capacity and look to add more fuel efficient planes to their fleets.

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