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Airbus edges Boeing at Farnborough

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Troubled European planemaker Airbus appears to have emerged the winner in its long-running battle with Boeing in terms of orders at the Farnborough Air Show. Airbus’ orders or commitments total 182 aircraft valued at just under 17 billion euros. Boeing have not released figures but their deals are thought to be worth more than eight billion euros, comprising 79 aircraft. But the American plane manufacturer has performed much better so far this year, with nearly 500 orders to Airbus’ 117. Airbus also faces compensation claims from airlines after announcing delays to delivery of their A380s.