13 AUGUST 2012
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Sales of the Boeing 737 MAX continue to slowly eat away at those of the Airbus 320 NEO (new engine option) with Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary Silk Air the latest to order the aircraft, making the decision to switch from an Airbus fleet to that of Boeing.
The Seattle company also took orders last week from the China Southern Airlines’ subsidiary Xiamen Airlines for 40 Boeing 737-800s.
Airbus said that it had sold 301 aircraft and received 31 cancellations between January and July, for a net total of 270 sales of its passenger jets. It delivered 326.
Boeing sold 736 aircraft and took 36 cancellations over the same period and appears on course to recover the industry's No. 1 spot on an annual basis for the first time since 2006. Its new Vice President of Sales is 55-year old John Wojick, a former engineer, filling the place of Ray Conner, now CEO Boeing Commercial Airplanes. www.airbus.com www.boeing.com/commercial
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