Tuesday’s huge wide-body order from Qantas caps a busy year for both Boeing and Airbus. Prior to the Qantas deal being finalized, Boeing is ahead, especially in the richer widebody jet sales.
Manufacturer & model
Gross Orders* as of Nov. 30, 2005
midsize wide-body 767
new midsize wide-body 787
large wide-body 777
narrow-body A320 family
older mid-size wide-body A300/310
midsize wide-body A330
new midsize wide-body A350
large wide-body A340
* To compare like-with-like, gross orders as of the end of last month are cited. Boeing’s gross order total excludes 25 cancellations and substitutions of orders from previous years, including 14 of the now out-of-production 717 jet. Boeing’s net order total through Nov. 30 was 800.
** Totals do not include two large Chinese orders recently announced, a 150-jet order for Airbus and a 70-jet order for Boeing. These deals may not be finalized this year. The Airbus total also omits firm orders this month for 10 A380s from UPS.