Airbus Wins 230 Plane Orders Through June

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Airbus said on Friday it had received 230 net aircraft orders this year through to the end of June, and delivered 279 planes in the same period.

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The plane manufacturer, owned by Franco-German group EADS, said it had received 253 gross orders for planes, which were then adjusted for cancellations.

After dominating the market for narrowbody A320-family jets in 2011 thanks to a revamp of its best-selling model, Airbus has fallen sharply behind rival Boeing this year.