Boeing beats Airbus with $101bn Dubai Airshow orders

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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is presented with a model of the Emirates new 777X airliner, by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. (AFP/Getty Images)

Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is presented with a model of the Emirates new 777X airliner, by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. (AFP/Getty Images)

US plane maker Boeing said on Wednesday that its orders and commitments at Dubai Airshow totalled $101.5bn, more than double that of its European rival Airbus.

In separate statements, the aircraft manufacturers revealed the number of orders secured at the show.

Boeing said its orders and commitments (excluding options and purchase rights) reached 342 airplanes, valued at $101.5bn.

Its figures were boosted by the launch of the 777X with 259 orders and commitments from Emirates (150), Qatar Airways (50), Etihad Airways (25) and a previously announced order from Lufthansa (34).

“Dubai 2013 has been a truly historic and record-breaking air show for The Boeing Company,” said Charlie Miller, vice president, International Corporate Communications.

Airbus said it had won a total of 160 orders and commitments at the Dubai Airshow worth $44bn.

It added in the statement that the order intake included 142 firm orders worth $40.4bn (50 A380, 40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and 6 A330-200F) and 18 memorandum of understanding worth $3.6bn.

By value, Emirates placed the single largest order for 50 additional A380s, worth $20bn.

By numbers, Etihad Airways placed the single largest firm order for Airbus at the Dubai airshow with 87 aircraft (40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and one A330-200F) worth $19bn at list prices.

John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer Customers said: “With its central position geographically, its strong economic growth and population-centres just a flight away, Middle Eastern carriers stand to reap the benefits of traffic growth.

"The order intake at the airshow, by value our biggest ever Dubai, is a clear evidence that the Middle East region is investing in the most modern and efficient aircraft to capture this growth."

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