Boeing widened its lead over Airbus in terms of aircraft orders in April, while the Toulouse-based manufacturer held its edge in deliveries. Boeing received orders for 149 aircraft last month comprising 144 737s and five 787-9s. More than half of the orders came from Southwest Airlines (79 737-700s), while AirTran signed for 24 737-700s and an unidentified customer took 24 dash 800s. All five 787 orders came from Air Pacific. Boeing also booked orders for two BBJs in the month. Sales for ...

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