Boeing tops Airbus in orders

July 3, 2013

The U.S. aerospace giant delivered 306 planes so far this year, including 17 of its new 787 Dreamliners. Boeing (BA) is behind on deliveries of the jet after a Jan. battery problem. Airbus said it delivered 295 commercial planes so far this year. It delivered 233 of its smaller A320 planes vs. Boeing's delivery of 218 of its narrow-body 737s. Airbus said it delivered 8 A380s, a rival to the Dreamliner, but hasn't booked any new orders. Shares rose 1.4% to 102.89.