PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus
As of Wednesday, Airbus lagged its competitor with 211 firm orders against 265 for Boeing. Airbus had commitments for a further 165 jets, compared with 127 for Boeing.
The order tallies from both planemakers included major purchases of narrowbody medium-haul jets from Europe's two biggest low-cost carriers, Ryanair
Ryanair formally approved its deal in a ceremonial signing at the air show on Wednesday, while easyJet reached a provisional agreement to buy more than 135 A320-family jets set to be firmed up at a later date.
Both planemakers have announced a volley of wide-body jet orders during a week that saw Boeing launch a new version of its 787 Dreamliner and Airbus finalize deals with Singapore Airlines
One of the new 787-10 launch customers, United Airlines
Industry sources also told Reuters earlier this month that Airbus was poised to win a hotly contested order from Boeing operator VivaAerobus. The Mexican low-cost carrier could place orders for as many as 50 jets.
Airbus is also close to concluding a deal with state-owned Kuwait Airways
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by James Regan)