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Airbus beats Boeing with record sales

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European aircraft maker Airbus beat US rival Boeing with record sales and orders last year but came second in terms of finished airliners delivered, figures from the company showed on Monday. 

Indian onlookers watch as a superjumbo Airbus A380 takes off from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 7, 2007

Airbus said that in 2013 it took 1,503 net orders, allowing for cancellations. This compares with 1,355 orders taken by Boeing. Total orders taken by Airbus is a record for the whole industry.

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