So Airbus had its best day ever yesterday, with an astounding $45 billion single day list of orders [fr] (Boeing: 1.4 billion…) Interestingly enough, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, which loves predicting Airbus’ demise, has not commented yet…Bloomberg about the plane makers' order books:
Boeing's total for the year as of May was 417, more than double the orders at Airbus, which said on June 7 it had a total of 201 contracts through the end of May. Yesterday Airbus won a total of 219 firm orders at the show. Shares of EADS fell 16 cents, or 0.7 percent, to 24.12 euros yesterday in Paris. Boeing dropped 75 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $97.40 in New York. The stock of the European planemaker's parent rose just 0.8 percent over the last two years, while Boeing surged 51 percent.See Airbus Military regarding European military transport capacity building.