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Boeing plans 1,000 jet sales in 2012
Boeing has said it plans to sell 1,000 aircraft in 2012, up from 921 in 2011, as the US-based planemaker seeks to recover leadership of the $100bn global jet market amid growing tensions with its rival Airbus, Reuters has reported. "I think we are going to get there, there's a lot of demand for big aircraft out there," Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Jim Albaugh said, adding that the 1,000 figure includes the whole range of Boeing models. Europe's Airbus is targeting 600-650 orders, down from 1,608 in 2011 when it tapped into demand for a fuel-saving newer version of its A320 150-seat jet amid record oil prices.
[ ] 2012-06-12