Boeing regained its bragging rights. The aerospace giant landed 893 orders for its jets last year, beating Airbus' tally by 146 jets and dethroning its European archrival for the first time in orders since 2012. Boeing has been cashing in on its flagship 787 Dreamliner. It outsold Airbus in widebody jets like the 787 three to one for a second year.
Teal Group vice president Richard Aboulafia said, "xxx."
Strong demand for passenger jets expanded total deliveries for the industry by 8 percent. That's the fastest growth in six years even though Boeing missed its delivery target and Airbus had cut its goal. Airbus boosted its deliveries by 11 percent. But Boeing managed to beat it in manufacturing volume for the seventh straight year.
Boeing shares rose at the start of trading Thursday morning, adding to its 12-month gain of 7 percent. Airbus shares declined.