Aircraft Boeing Air Bus Advantage
Delivered 723 629 Boeing by 106 widgets
Ordered 1,432 1,456 Airbus by 24 widgets
A/R Booked Net 115 Billion US Net 79 Billion US Boeing by 36 Billion US
Revenue Adj Net 48 Billion US Net 40 Billion US Boeing by 8 Billion US
These are probable and closely estimated numbers by Avitas (financial evaluations firm) as a conservative evaluations of aircraft sales, it can only achieve an estimation from usual sales policy, where sales are not priced at stated book value at time of sale. (Valuation estimate denoted as Net)
All data referencing from the Seattle Times article by Dominic Gates *** January 13, 2015.
Airbus’ 2014 sales tally shows Boeing is still No. 1 (Headline title)
What is important to note: both companies are multiple-years away from eating a significant margin into its respective back-log. Customers also need a five year plan for financing, fleet expansion or renewal staging. The aircraft manufacturer who reaches the five year back-log buffer first can harvest more orders sooner rather than later. If Boeing goes to 52-737 a month in production and exceeds 12 a month for 787 production level, they will be well positioned for absorbing more orders by 2016. It becomes a Sooner rather than later appeal, as Airbus now must find a way through its own lengthy order book in a timely manner. Boeing has also positioned itself well for both a 777-300-ER by a "now order" delivering before 2019, coupling it with a 777X "next order" package, which would deliver after 2021. An Airline customer can craft its fleet with this type of transitional ordering over the next eight-fleet-planning-years. They can maintain a five year planning mode with this type of order bracketing.