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UPDATE 1-Airbus aircraft orders surged in April

Thu 7th May, 2015 12:00pm
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    PARIS, May 7 (Reuters) - Airbus  AIR.PA  appeared to take 
the lead in the order race with Boeing  BA.N  last month, 
leapfrogging its rival with confirmation of a major Latin 
American order as Boeing prepared to issue its own final data 
for the first four months of 2015. 
    The European planemaker won orders for 229 aircraft between 
January and April and delivered 196 planes to customers. 
    After cancellations, net orders totalled 209 aircraft, 
Airbus said on Thursday. 
    Boeing started the year with a lead against Airbus in both 
orders and deliveries in the first quarter. 
    Between the start of the year and April 28, the latest 
period for which data is available, Boeing sold 139 aircraft, or 
a net total of 114 after 25 cancellations. 
    Colombian carrier Avianca  AVT_p.CN  this week firmed up an 
order for 100 narrowbody Airbus jets in a $10 billion deal first 
announced in February.  ID:nL5N0XW4YR  
    The order includes 98 A320neo and 2 A319neo, Airbus monthly 
order figures showed. 
    Deliveries of 7 A380 superjumbos included the 159th delivery 
since the double-decker entered service in 2007.  
    Last month's handover to Etihad Airways, coinciding with the 
tenth anniversary since the world's largest airliner first took 
flight, took A380 deliveries beyond the half-way point compared 
with the total number of jets sold. 
    Airbus is studying whether to revamp the A380 with newer 
engines to boost sales, which have flagged as airlines turn to 
two-engined jets, but says it is confident of replenishing the 
order pipeline soon.  ID:nL5N0XE2N0  
    Leasing partner Amedeo has said it also sees two potential 
customers in 2015.  ID:nL6N0WM4KL  
    The head of Qatar Airways on Wednesday said he would not 
order more A380s without a "rethink" on the aircraft by Airbus, 
adding that any revamp of the  existing  model would need to 
generate 10-15 percent fuel savings.  ID:nL5N0XX40I  
    However, he praised the performance of the newer 
twin-engined A350, saying it was "head and shoulders" above 
Boeing's 787, which was only now coming out of early teething 
    Qatar is the only A350 operator so far, with two in service. 
It operates the Boeing 787 and has ordered the larger 777-9X. 
    Airbus said it had not delivered an A350 in April, leaving 
one delivery so far this year. It is targeting around 15 
deliveries by end-year as it ramps up production of the jet. 
 (Reporting by James Regan, Tim Hepher, Matt Smith; Editing by 
Andrew Callus and Keith Weir) 
 ((; +33 0 1 49 49 53 84; Reuters 
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