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Boeing axes 210 orders after Jet Airways crisis, loses lead over Airbus

Boeing net orders for the first quarter slid into negative territory, with a total of minus 119 net orders after cancellations, despite a slew of new wide-body sales

Reuters 

Boeing removed 210 aircraft from its order backlog and took an impairment charge over customer financing losses on Wednesday following the near-collapse of Jet Airways.   The adjustment pushed the world’s largest planemaker behind European rival Airbus in the race for business this year as both companies grappled with cancellations that outweighed new orders in the first quarter.   Under recent changes in accounting rules, Boeing hives off orders that no longer meet its criteria for recognising revenue into a separate category, while defending contractual claims. ...

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First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 12:52 IST
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