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Boeing 737 rebounds to extend lead over Airbus, delivers 48 planes in Aug

Boeing's 737 and Airbus' A320 family of single-aisle jetliners are each aircraft makers' cash cows, and deliveries translate into big payments from airlines

Eric M Johnson & Tim Hepher | Reuters  |  Seattle/Paris 

Boeing Co bounced back from a production snarl to deliver 48 single-aisle 737s in August and extended its lead over rival Airbus for new orders. Boeing's August 737 deliveries, announced on Tuesday, were an improvement from the 29 delivered in July, which was one of its lowest monthly tallies in years, due to ongoing supplier delays that caused unfinished aircraft to pile up at its Renton, Washington plant. The world's biggest planemaker said it was making "good progress" towards fixing the logjam by year end. Boeing's 737 and Airbus' A320 family of ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 03:36 IST