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Boeing set to top Airbus with 763 jets in 2017

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered 763 jetliners in 2017, likely retaining the title of the world's biggest plane maker compared with European rival Airbus SE. Boeing also garnered 912 net new aircraft orders worth $134.8 billion last year, compared with 668 worth about $94 billion in 2016.Airbus was on track last month to rack up more than 1,000 gross new orders, excluding cancellations, compared with the 1,053 gross orders Boeing announced Tuesday.The annual tallies confer more than just bragging rights; they show the companies' ability to run factories smoothly, ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 21:47 IST