The order battle between Boeing and Airbus is one of the ways for Boeing and Airbus to flex their muscles, next to marketing their products as the best solution with the highest fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. Despite the fact that the orders (in terms of value) are in no way a reflection of financial performance, it is important to have a look at the order inflow since it gives a nice idea of which manufacturer offers the best mix of discount, comfort, slot availability and efficiency.
In April, Airbus and Boeing, together, hauled in 119 orders compared to 99 in the same month last year. Looking at how the orders were divided, Airbus can be marked as the ‘winner’. Boeing received 34 orders, while Airbus received 85 orders.