With Monarch Airlines’ late-October booking for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, Boeing added to its lead over rival manufacturer Airbus in the year-to-date commercial aircraft order race; as of Oct. 31, Boeing has 1,127 gross orders on its books, compared to Airbus’ 1,070. Airbus booked just a single commercial aircraft order in October: two A320ceos for Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation. In contrast, Boeing logged five commercial orders during the month, for a total of 44 aircraft. In ...

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