Airbus set to lead sales of new jet models
Airbus SAS is poised to maintain a lead in sales of new single-aisle jet models even as it relinquishes the title of world’s largest aircraft maker to Boeing for at least three years.
The upgraded Airbus A320neo probably ended 2012 with a market share of 60 per cent or more in orders for the newest narrow-body aircraft, the backbone of global fleets, based on deals announced ahead of full-year figures due on January 17th.
Airbus has reported 1,654 orders since the A320neo was offered in December 2010, and the Toulouse firm usually discloses more orders on unveiling annual results. – (Bloomberg)