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Boeing set to top Airbus with record 763 jets in 2017

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By Alwyn ScottNEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered an industry-record 763 jetliners in 2017, likely beating European rival Airbus SE to retain the title of world's biggest plane maker.Boeing also booked 912 net new aircraft orders worth $134.8 billion at list prices 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 for the year, excluding cancellations, compared with the 1,053 gross orders Boeing announced on Tuesday. The tallies confer more than just bragging rights; they show the ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 00:14 IST
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