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Boeing, Airbus duel over orders

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July 17, 2018 -- Boeing powered ahead of European rival Airbus on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow. Boeing announced orders worth around $20.4 billion compared to estimated Airbus orders of about $12 billion.

Flightglobal’s order tracker reports that Airbus opened the air show on Monday with a double-deal for A350 widebodies from Sichuan Airlines and StarLux Airlines worth $9.2 billion, and 25 A320neos for Golden Falcon Aviation worth $2.8bn.

Boeing kicked off its order announcements at the show with a commitment from DHL Express for 14 Boeing 777 freighters; while lessor Jackson Square Aviation becomes the 100th Max customer in placing its first direct order, signing for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s. Both orders total $9.3 billion.

Jet airlines, Qatar Airways and Tarom ordered 80 737 MAXs and five 777s worth a further $11bn.

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