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Boeing's first-half deliveries up 7 percent, orders surge past Airbus


By Ankit Ajmera and Eric M. Johnson(Reuters) - Boeing Co's first-half aircraft deliveries rose more than 7 percent, lifted by demand for its bestselling 737 jetliners as airlines seek more fuel-efficient planes, and orders were more than double those of European rival Airbus SE .The announcement on Tuesday caps a successful half year for the world's largest planemaker and comes a week ahead of the biannual Farnborough Airshow in Britain, where airlines typically place orders.Chicago-based Boeing had 460 net aircraft orders in the first half of 2018, compared with Airbus's 206, rebounding ...

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 02:06 IST