Boeing scored a home run at the 2017 Paris Air Show by taking in more new aircraft orders than their main rival Airbus.
On the final business day of the Paris Air Show, Boeing emerged the clear winner over rival Airbus, thanks largely to sales of the 737 MAX.
The 737 MAX 10 successfully launched in Paris was “clearly the star of the show,” said Boeing vice president for marketing Randy Tinseth in a phone interview Thursday from Paris, but he added that additional Boeing widebody jet sales could also help buoy production rates in Everett.
Counting new firm orders and commitments, Boeing won 571 sales in Paris. Airbus claimed 336. – The Seattle Times
After discounts it is being reported that Boeing’s actually sales volume in dollars from the show was probably about $35 billion compared to Airbus’s actual of around $17 billion. It should be noted that air show ‘commitments’ to purchase don’t always end up in an actual sale.
Featured image of Boeing 737 Max by pjs2005 from Hampshire, via Wikimedia Commons