Paris aircraft sales exceed 1,300 Wednesday, as Airbus and Boeing ink major deals for single-aisle and widebody jets

June 19, 2013

Posted by John Keller

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Total commercial and general aviationaircraft sales at this year’s Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, reached 1,309 today as U.S. jetliner maker the Boeing Co. in Seattle made up for lost time and notched 213 aircraft sales of current and future versions of the company’s 737 single-aisle passenger jet.

European passenger aircraft giant Airbus in Toulouse, France, announced 110 widebody commercial aircraft sales at Paris Wednesday, bringing its show-leading total to 421 aircraft sales announced.

Through the first three days of the Paris Air Show, Airbus leads aircraft sales announced with 421, Embraer of Brazil is in second place with 381, Boeing is third with 276 aircraft sales announced, next is French passenger turboprop maker ATR with 110, then comes AgustaWestland with 31 helicopters sold, followed by Sikorsky Aircraft with 17 helicopters sold, and finally with Eurocopter with 10 helicopter sales announced.

The business portion of the 2013 Paris Air Show wraps up Thursday, followed by three days of public displays and flight demonstrations. It’s the largest show in Europe this year, and is one of the biggest aerospace technology trade shows in the world.

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