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The figures released by US aerospace group Boeing has stated that it has left European rival Airbusin when booking new plane orders in the first half of the year. Boeing had reported a net 499 new orders between January 1 and June 30, which also include 54 cancellations.
On the other hand, Airbus suffered 225 cancellations, and restricting itself to 290 net aircraft orders in the six-month period.
Boeing also remained ahead in terms of deliveries as well, with 342 new planes flown to clients, compared with 303 for Airbus.
The two groups dominate the global market for passenger airliners and their orders give a good idea of how the civil aviation sector is faring.
In May, Airbus commercial chief John Leahy had forecast that Airbus and Boeing would finish the year neck-and-neck.