I am more interested in how much profit they each make from the aircraft they deliver rather than who delivers the most !
Deliver less aircraft but make more profit than your rival.
Of course, deliveries don't provide information about contracts, prices and/or margins, but such information is not available to the public. Available financial information is of a general nature (revenue or earnings are not broken down by aircraft type, etc ...).
Anyhow, if I was interested in financials or investments, I would turn to specialised sources of information, instead of spending time on this forum. I am however interested in production, and to that purpose yearly delivery numbers are an excellent metric, which used to be among the favourite topics on this forum.
At the end of November, Airbus had delivered 673 aircraft, Boeing 704 - a difference of 31 units in Boeing's favour. Airbus might get closer by year-end, but seems unlikely to overtake Boeing.
This year, both manufacturers might be short of their respective yearly delivery guidance. Airbus needs 127 deliveries in December to reach its goal (800), Boeing needs 111 to achieve its objective (815) . Neither is a slam dunk.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2018 17:14:01 GMT 1 by philidor
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