Boeing Company delivered 97 commercial aircraft between April and June of this year, bringing its total for the year to 195. The company plans deliveries of an additional 200 aircraft to airlines throughout the world to meet its 2006 schedule and schedules. This second-quarter total is Boeing’s highest for the period since 2002.
Airbus anticipates 20 additional orders for its A380 superjumbo jet this year, an official said. John Leahy, chief commercial officer, said in a BBC interview that Airbus also expects two new airlines to place orders for the aircraft. Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Virgin Airways are among the 15 carriers that have already placed orders for the superjumbo jet.