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Airbus Enjoys Flurry of Asia Orders as Boeing Lags With Max Ban

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Airbus SE has taken orders for more than 350 planes in Asia since August, streaks ahead of rival Boeing Co. as the U.S. planemaker struggles to revive its grounded 737 Max.

A big win for Airbus came last month, when Indian budget carrier IndiGo ordered 300 narrow-body aircraft in a deal worth more than $33 billion at list prices. VietJet Aviation JSC and Cebu Air Inc. also confirmed purchases in recent days. Boeing received orders or commitments for only 16 jets in the past three months, according to the Chicago-based company’s website.

Airbus orders are for A320neo and wide-body A330neo aircraft, while Boeing’s are for twin-aisle 787s and 777 freighters. Boeing is in the throes of crisis following two deadly crashes of its 737 Max, including a Lion Air flight in October 2018 that plunged into the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board.

Full report: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-04/airbus-enjoys-flurry-of-asia-orders-as-boeing-lags-with-max-ban

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