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Airbus, Boeing announce deliveries

By Hpanchal on April 4, 2013

Airbus announced its deliveries for March and Boeing its deliveries for the first quarter of 2013.

Airbus received 250 aircraft orders in March and delivered 64 jetliners, including two A330-200F freighters – one to BOC Aviation for operation by Qatar Airways, and the other for Avianca's Tampa Cargo. This activity brought Airbus' overall backlog to 4,948 as of March 31, which the company says equals more than seven years of production.

Boeing delivered a total of 137 commercial aircraft during the first quarter, including six 747s, 24 777s and one 787.