Airbus scored an unquestionably lopsided win in this year's Paris air show order race, but the week-long flurry may be more of a tactical success than a strategic breakthrough in the competitive airliner wars. Airbus entered the show with a relatively new product, the A320NEO (new engine offering), and plenty of momentum as airlines emerge from several years of retrenching and address deferred fleet planning, especially in the face of escalating fuel costs. Boeing, by contrast, is ...

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