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Airbus sold most jets in 2015, but Boeing delivered more

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner flies during a flying display at the third day at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, England, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP)

Airbus won hundreds more plane orders last year than rival Boeing, but the American planemaker handed over more aircraft to customers.

Airbus SA said Tuesday that it exceeded its targets in 2015, taking in 1,036 net orders and delivering 635 jets to airlines and other buyers. The Toulouse, France-based manufacturer has a backlog of 6,787 aircraft worth $996.3 billion at list prices, though customers usually negotiate discounts.

Chicago-based Boeing Co. says on its website that it took in 768 orders last year and delivered 762 aircraft.

While Airbus won the orders race, Boeing had more success selling big-budget wide-body jets such as the 787. Most of the planes Airbus sold were from the single-aisle A320 range of jets.

The companies are battling especially hard to win market share in China.

 

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