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Boeing outpaces Airbus in order race

Airbus has said it has sold over 200 aircraft in June during an unexpectedly busy month that saw some reshuffling of its order book, but took over 120 cancellations to end the first half behind US rival Boeing, Reuters has reported. The European planemaker posted 515 orders between January and June, or 290 when adjusted for cancellations. The cancellations included 70 wide-body A350 jets by Dubai’s Emirates Airline, which had been announced earlier in June. Airbus is expected to announce several hundred orders at the Farnborough Airshow, while Boeing is seen as close to finalising an order for 150 777X jets from Emirates.