Boeing, Airbus Race for New Orders

after all their big loss in aircraft manufacturing ? hope they learnt a thing or two with all those mishaps

24/7 Wall St.

Boeing 737-MAX-7-8-9 ArtworkIn 2012, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) delivered 585 new airplanes to customers and took orders to build another 1,200. European competitor Airbus booked just 914 new orders in 2012. But the tables have turned so far in 2013.

Airbus announced today that net orders for the first quarter of the year totaled 410, while Boeing’s order book added just 191 net orders in the same period. Boeing’s total does not include the March order from Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: RYAAY) for 175 new planes.

Boeing has not yet released its total deliveries for the first quarter, but the aircraft maker delivered 181 new planes in the first two months of the year. Airbus delivered just 144 in the first quarter.

Airbus plans to take new orders for 700 to 750 planes in 2013, while Boeing has said it plans to deliver 635 to 645 new planes…

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