Airbus booked 84 firm orders in November, including 51 from Etihad Airways, helping it pull away from Boeing in the 2008 orders race. It also delivered 46 aircraft. The official confirmation of the EY order covered 25 A350-100s, six A380s and 20 A320s (ATWOnline, Aug. 26). The month's other major order was from BOC Aviation (ATWOnline, Nov. 5). Airbus delivered 39 A320 family aircraft during November, six A330s and an A380 to Emirates. Airbus is well ahead of Boeing in the 2008 orders race. ...

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