Last year, American plane-maker Boeing (NYSE:BA) delivered on orders for 601 airplanes, just 13 more than European rival Airbus, which is a unit of the European Aeronautics Defence Space Company (EPA:EAD). However, Boeing received 1,203 orders in 2012, while Airbus had many less orders, 833.
But all this might change at the 2013 Paris Air Show, where the two aviation giants will once again compete for a lion’s share of an estimated $100 billion-a-year market.
Two years ago, Airbus had more orders than Boeing when Airbus launched its narrow-body A320. Last year, Boeing scrambled back into the lead position with the new version of its popular 737. Check this infographic to see how these two aviation companies compare: