Boeing tops Airbus at Farnborough

Airplane manufacturing giant Boeing came out on top against its great rival Airbus at this week's Farnborough Airshow in England, with a little help from an Irish company.

13th July, 2012
Boeing tops Airbus at Farnborough
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner at this week's Farnborough show.

Airplane manufacturing giant Boeing came out on top against its great rival Airbus at this week's Farnborough Airshow in England.

The airshow is a key arena for airlines and aircraft leasing companies to view and order commercial aircraft. Thanks to a big uptake on its new fuel efficient 737 MAX aircraft the Seattle-based company managed to bag 373 orders worth about $35.5 billion.

This was well ahead of Airbus, which received orders for 115 aircraft worth $16.9 billion,...

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