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Airbus to overtake Boeing as largest plane manufacturer

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 08:53:05-04

SEATTLE, WA. — It appears that all the turbulence that Boeing has experienced over the past year has taken a toll on their market share. Airbus is about to pass Boeing and will become the world's largest aircraft maker.

Through the first six months of the year, Airbus has delivered 150 more jets than Boeing. According to sales figures reported this week, Airbus has sold 389 aircraft compared to Boeing's 239.

The gap between production will most likely continue to grow as Boeing struggles to come up with a solution to the issues plaguing their 737 Max planes.

Both Boeing and Airbus have been the leaders in the commercial aircraft market for years. It is believed that a backlog of orders that production facilities extremely busy.

The demand for air travel continues to grow as does the desire for more eco-friendly aircraft.