- Title: Airbus concedes defeat to Boeing in Paris order race
- Date: 22nd June 2017
- Summary: LE BOURGET, FRANCE (JUNE 22, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** AIRBUS A350 AIRBUS A350 / A321 NEO VARIOUS OF AIRBUS A321 NEO VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AIRBUS FABRICE BREGIER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF AIRBUS JOHN LEAHY ARRIVING AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS SCREEN SHOWING AIRBUS ORDERS AND COMMITMENTS AT PARIS AIR SHOW NEWS CONFERENCE UNDERWAY REPORTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF AIRBUS, JOHN LEAHY, SAYING: "Is this a slower show than previous years, yes it is. Are we conceding that Boeing sold a few more aeroplanes than we did, yes, we've got 42 percent of the market at the Airshow for the last three days, they've got the rest. In terms of firm orders at the Airshow, it's a wash, about 50-50 in terms of firm orders. Are those numbers lower than they were in previous years, yes they are." REPORTERS LISTENING SCREEN SHOWING AIRBUS DELIVERIES IN THE PAST YEARS NEWS CONFERENCE UNDERWAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF AIRBUS, JOHN LEAHY, SAYING: "I think that this will be a down year for Airbus and Boeing in terms of orders but not in deliveries, production will be increasing in through 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020." CAMERAS LEAHY SPEAKING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF AIRBUS, JOHN LEAHY, SAYING: "Iran Air tours, we've just finished signing that, about 8 and a half minutes ago, that's 45 A320 Neos, and again, MoU (memorandum of understanding) until we get the Ofac (office of foreign assets control) licences which we expect in the next few months." LEAHY SPEAKING DURING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 6th July 2017 11:14
- Keywords: Airbus Boeing orders MAX10 MAX 8 Boeing 737
- Location: LE BOURGET, FRANCE / IN AIR
- City: LE BOURGET, FRANCE / IN AIR
- Country: France
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA0026MD19ON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING
Airbus conceded defeat to rival Boeing in the race for new business at the Paris Airshow on Thursday (June 22), as a late haul of almost 100 aircraft failed to close a gap opened up by the launch of the American firm's new 737 model.
The European planemaker said it won 326 net new orders and commitments against its estimate of a comparable Boeing tally of 443, excluding conversions from other models to support the launch of the Boeing 737 MAX 10.
Airbus on Thursday signed deals with AirAsia, and privately-owned Iranian carriers Zagros Airlines and Iran Airtour.
As Airbus was unveiling its numbers, Boeing topped up its tally by announcing a firm order for 125 737 MAX 8 airplanes with an undisclosed customer and another deal with AerCap to convert 15 of its MAX 8 orders into the larger MAX 10.
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