Jun 23, 2017
paris air show 2017
Final score: Boeing 571, Airbus 346.
Boeing has claimed bragging rights over Airbus at the Paris Air Show, winning more aircraft deals at the biennial event than its European arch-rival for the first time since 2012.
Boeing (BA) is leaving the show with orders and commitments for more than 571 new aircraft worth $74.8 billion at list prices. Airbus (EADSF), based in the southern French city of Toulouse, secured 346 new orders worth $42.2 billion.
"I've never been this busy, I've never been hopping this much," said Boeing vice president of global sales Ihssane Mounir.
Many deals still need to be finalized, but the haul was an unexpected bumper crop for both Boeing and Airbus. The sales tally in Paris was nearly double that of last year's Farnborough Air Show, which alternates with Paris as the industry's marquee event.