Airbus set a new company record last year, at 800 commercial aircraft deliveries, while orders slowed down compared to 2017. The Toulouse-based manufacturer thus narrowed the gap with US-based Boeing in deliveries, as the latter handed over 806 aircraft. A factor was Airbus’s greater order tally in 2017. However, in 2018, Airbus’s 747 net orders trailed Boeing’s 893. “Despite significant operational challenges, Airbus continued its production ramp-up and delivered a ...

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