Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728. “It was a year where we not only delivered what we expected, but surpassed our expectations on deliveries and orders,” Airbus Commercial Aircraft president and Airbus COO Fabrice Brégier said at a Jan. 11 media briefing. “We can also ...

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