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Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
Still, the US group is the leader in the number of deliveries, maintaining its status as the largest manufacturer of aircrafts.
Airbus Group’s aircraft manufacturing division recorded 1,036 orders for aircrafts, reaching after cancellations a lower percent than in 2014, (29% compared to the previous year), while Boeing has attracted 768 orders, 46% below the previous year, Reuters writes.
Also, Airbus anticipates that the new orders will be again higher than the deliveries while Boeing announced that the company’s deliveries rose by 5% in 2015 reaching a number of 762 aircrafts, a record for the industry.
The combined deliveries of the two aircraft manufacturers have reached a level of almost 1,400 aircrafts. Due to that, Airbus representatives declared that they consider the market to be solid.
From the number of the total deliveries, 45% were made by Airbus, reaching the lowest level since 2002 and also down from Boeing. Regarding deliveries of large aircraft, Airbus share dropped to 35%, the lowest level since 2001 after Boeing increased its deliveries of 787 for their Dreamliner devices.
Both aircraft builders have recorded decreases in the number of orders, after two very good years, amid concerns about the impact of economic uncertainties and lower oil prices on demand for fuel-efficient airplanes.