PARIS – Airbus has become the world’s largest planemaker for the first time since 2011 after delivering a forecast-beating 863 aircraft in 2019, seizing the crown from embattled U.S. rival Boeing, airport and tracking sources said Wednesday.
A reversal in the pecking order between the two giants had been expected as a crisis over Boeing’s grounded 737 Max drags into 2020. But the record European data further underscores the distance Boeing must travel to recoup its market position.
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