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Airbus vs Boeing at FIA18

The bi annual ding dong of who wins the aircraft order totals has arrived. Its looking like a Boeing win this year but in reality it is the end of year totals that really matter. Speak with manufacturers and they tell you that orders are actually gained at airshows such as this not just announced. Difficult to understand given the figures involved and the lengthy and understandable timescale the spending of these vast sums of money take to complete. However here, in their own words, are this years totals. Airbus 1. Pre-show Airbus came into the show already with 177 Single Aisle and 84 Widebody orders in 2018, complemented by a pre-show order for 60 A220-300s, the latter bringing the pre-sho

A New Baby!

Bombardier C Series becomes the Airbus A220 Sun drenched Toulouse was again the backdrop for a new aircraft reveal, although this time it was an adoption rather than a birth. The aircraft fits in with the existing single aisle aircraft in the Airbus stable sitting just below the A319neo in seat numbers with the A220 aiming for the 100-150 seat market. Guillaume Faury was ebullient at the reveal "Everyone at Airbus has been looking forward to this historic moment. Today, we are thrilled to welcome the A220 to the Airbus family and are honoured to see it wearing its new Airbus colours for the first time. The aircraft did a slow waving flypast on its arrival from East Midlands airport in the UK

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