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Boeing, Airbus Now Dominate; Increased Competition Looms, With Implications For Both

The airliner industry is dominated by Boeing (BA) and Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY). Both companies are in a neck and neck race as to who is the leader in the market for passenger aircraft. In 2014, Airbus had slightly more new orders with 1456 than Boeing with 1432. In terms of deliveries, Boeing was ahead with 723 and Airbus with 629.

Deliveries Airbus Boeing
Single aisle    
A320 490  
737   485
Widebody    
A330 108  
A350 1  
A380 30  
747   19
767   6
777   99
787   114
Total 629 723
Orders Airbus Boeing
Single aisle    
A320 1321  
737   1104
Widebody    
A330 154  
A350 -32  
A380 13  
747   0
767   4
777   283
787   41
Total 1456 1432
Backlog Airbus Boeing
Single aisle    
A320 5129  
737   4299
Widebody    
A330 313  
A350 779  
A380 165  
747   36
767   47
777   564
787   843
Total 6386 5789

Source: Airbus and Boeing

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